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Successful surgery of neuroendocrine carcinoma infiltrating right ventricle and pulmonary artery
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  • Oscar Fabregat-Andres,
  • Victoria Jacas-Osborn,
  • Juan Margarit,
  • Alfonso A. Valverde-Navarro
Oscar Fabregat-Andres
Hospital IMED Valencia
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Victoria Jacas-Osborn
Hospital IMED Valencia
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Juan Margarit
Hospital IMED Valencia
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Alfonso A. Valverde-Navarro
Universitat de Valencia
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Abstract

We present the clinical case of a 60-year-old woman complained of dyspnea on exertion. Echocardiogram showed a giant mass in right ventricle (RV) with obstruction to the outflow tract. Thorax CT confirmed a mass of >60 mm infiltrating RV and causing severe stenosis in pulmonary artery, with severe pericardial effusion. Cardiac surgery was performed for tumor resection and pulmonary root replacement with a biological valved conduit. Histological analysis diagnosed a poorly differentiated large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. The patient had no immediate postoperative complications and has completed radiotherapy at 6-month follow-up.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

27 Apr 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
29 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
29 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
29 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
06 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 May 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
08 May 20201st Revision Received
13 May 2020Assigned to Editor
13 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
13 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
14 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 May 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
15 May 20202nd Revision Received
19 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
19 May 2020Assigned to Editor
19 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
20 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 May 2020Editorial Decision: Accept