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DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013184
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A Surgical Management of Aortic Insufficiency Concomitant with Mediastinal Well-Differentiated Liposarcoma

T. Aoki, M. Sugawara, Y. Yamato, J. Hayashi
  • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Niigata University School of Medicine, Niigata, Japan
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Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)


We present a rare case of a mediastinal liposarcoma concomitant with aortic insufficiency due to myxoid degeneration of the aortic valve. Because the patient's left ventricle was in moderate dilatation and a posterolateral thoracotomy combined with median sternotomy was required in order to perform a complete resection of a mediastinal liposarcoma, it was decided to carry out aortic valve surgery and tumor excision in one operation.