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Author Anand, K. T. ♦ Krishna, Manohar S. R. ♦ Harikrishnan, Sivadasan Pillai ♦ Neelakandhan, K. S.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Annals of Thoracic Surgery
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Cardiology
Abstract A 33-year-old woman in the postpartum period presented with a mass in the right ventricular outflow tract. She underwent excision of the mass under standard cardiopulmonary bypass. Histopathologic examination of the mass revealed a metastatic lesion from the thyroid, which was follicular carcinoma of the thyroid. Later she underwent total thyroidectomy with lymph node dissection of the neck and radioactive I-131 ablation for the residual tumor in the neck. At 1-year follow-up, the patient has no evidence of residual lesion in the heart, neck, or anywhere else in the body. A detailed preoperative workup could have changed the order of interventions and probably avoided a heart operation. (C) 2003 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 75
Issue Number 6
Page Count 3
Starting Page 1969
Ending Page 1971