CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2022; 11(01): e17-e19
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1729928
Case Report: Thoracic

Mediastinal Rhabdomyosarcoma Feeding Off the Left Anterior Descending Artery

Milena Guenther
1   Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Thüringen, Germany
,
Markus Richter
1   Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Thüringen, Germany
,
Torsten Doenst
1   Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Thüringen, Germany
,
Tobias Rachow
2   Department of Pneumology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Thüringen, Germany
,
Susanne Lang
3   Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Thüringen, Germany
,
Tim Sandhaus
1   Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Thüringen, Germany
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Abstract

We report the rare case of a 51-year-old patient with a 15 cm mediastinal rhabdomyosarcoma with blood supply from the left anterior descending artery presenting as a large mass including the pericardium with extensive contact to the epicardium compressing heart and left lung. The tumor was successfully removed through median sternotomy, blunt dissection from the heart and the left lung, resection of the infiltrated pericardium, and ligation of the tumor-feeding vessels using off-pump stabilizers. Histopathological examination revealed a spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma with R0 resection. The postoperative course was uneventful, and patient is feeling well at 3-month follow-up.



Publication History

Received: 23 December 2020

Accepted: 08 March 2021

Article published online:
25 February 2022

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