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Successful Removal of a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor in the Lung with Gross Extension into the Left Atrium
19 March 2008 (online)
We report here the successful multi-model treatment of a 31-year-old female demonstrating a primitive neuroectodermal tumor originating in the lower lobe of the right lung with gross extension into the left atrium via the inferior pulmonary vein. The tumor was markedly reduced by combination chemotherapy consisting of vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and ifosfamide. The residual tumor was completely removed through a combined left atrial resection and right middle and lower lobectomy, using a percutaneous cardiopulmonary support system.
Primitive neuroectodermal tumor - Primary lungneoplasm - Atrial extension - Neoadjuvant chemotherapy - Percutaneous cardiopulmonary support