Transesophageal Echocardiography During Resection of Renal Cell Carcinoma Involving the Inferior Vena Cava

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Abstract

ABSTRACT:

We present a case of renal cell carcinoma extending into the inferior vena cava and resulting in total occlusion. Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography allowed us to assess cardiac function, follow the extent of vascular involvement, and prevent embolization of tumor and air.

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