Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol48,No5

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery for Left Ventricular Aneurysm with Large Mobile Thrombus Formation after Chemotherapy for Malignant Lymphoma
Ko Shibata* Takuya Matsushiro* Yuhi Nakamura*

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, NTT Medical Center Tokyo*, Tokyo, Japan)

We report a case of minimally invasive surgery(MICS)for left ventricular aneurysm with a large mobile thrombus, which appeared after chemotherapy for malignant lymphoma. A 42-year-old man with a postinfarction left ventricular aneurysm was admitted to our hospital to receive chemotherapy for malignant lymphoma. Eight days after the first administration of anticancer drugs, echocardiography revealed a large mobile thrombus in the left ventricular aneurysm that was absent on admission. The patient was referred to our department, and left ventricular endoplasty was performed through a small left thoracotomy. He recovered rapidly, and chemotherapy was resumed a month after surgery. This suggests MICS to be a valuable option for left ventricular aneurysm repair.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 48:316-319(2019)

Keywords:minimally invasive cardiac surgery;left ventricular aneurysm;malignant lymphoma

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