Left heart sarcomas and very complex left heart tumors may require cardiac explantation, ex vivo resection, and reconstruction and reimplantation of the heart - cardiac autotransplantation. Combined extensive cardiac resection and pneumonectomy may require a 2-step approach - the Texas Two Step. Finally, extensive ventricular tumors may require complete cardiac replacement. Our techniques for these difficult cases are discussed in this manuscript.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine