Preoperative embolization followed by surgical excision of an intrapericardial pheochromocytoma.


Journal Article

A teenager with palpitations and hypertension was found to have an intrapericardial pheochromocytoma of the left atrium with multiple feeding collaterals. Radiologic embolization was carried out on the major feeding arteries to the tumor preoperatively with good angiographic result. Surgery was carried out the following day through a median sternotomy approach and cardiopulmonary bypass. Minimal bleeding was observed due to prior embolization. The patient made a rapid postoperative recovery and was discharged 7 days later.

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Cited Authors

  • Ali, AM; Devbhandari, M; Sastry, A; Ashleigh, RJ; Jones, MT

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 302 - 304

PubMed ID

  • 17184689

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17184689

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.05.100


  • eng