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A Surgical Management of Aortic Insufficiency Concomitant with Mediastinal Well-Differentiated Liposarcoma
19 March 2008 (online)
We present a rare case of a mediastinal liposarcoma concomitant with aortic insufficiency due to myxoid degeneration of the aortic valve. Because the patient's left ventricle was in moderate dilatation and a posterolateral thoracotomy combined with median sternotomy was required in order to perform a complete resection of a mediastinal liposarcoma, it was decided to carry out aortic valve surgery and tumor excision in one operation.
Mediastinal liposarcoma - Aortic insufficiency - Simultaneous operation