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Novel use of the AngioVac system

  • Andrea De Martino
  • Clemente Pascarella
  • Marco Angelillis
  • Maria Elena Picoi
  • Giovanni Scioti
  • Uberto Bortolotti
Case Report
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Abstract

The Vortex Medical AngioVac Cannula was employed in a 71-year-old man with a renal neoplasm with occlusion of the inferior vena cava and involvement of the right atrial cavity. Due to the presence of diffuse metastases, surgery was not indicated, and the AngioVac system was employed to remove the free-floating mobile atrial mass, thus minimizing the risk of pulmonary embolism and as a bioptic tool to allow a correct histological diagnosis. This novel use of this system may be advantageous in other similar cases.

Keywords

Renal neoplasm Thrombosis Right atrium 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Human and animal rights and informed consent

There was no research involving animals. Patient informed consent was obtained.

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© Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Cardiac Surgery, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular DepartmentUniversity HospitalPisaItaly
  2. 2.Division of Cardiology, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular DepartmentUniversity HospitalPisaItaly

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