Title

The utility of transesophageal echocardiography in the management of renal cell carcinoma with intracardiac extension.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1995

Abstract

The accurate assessment of the distal extent of vena caval invasion of renal cell carcinoma into the hepatic veins, inferior vena cava, and right atrium is critical before surgical resection. We present two cases of renal carcinoma with vena caval extension in which preoperative transesophageal echocardiography accurately assessed tumor extent and guided surgical therapy. The role of transesophageal echocardiography in comparison to other diagnostic modalities is discussed.

Volume

8

Issue

3

First Page

245

Last Page

250

ISSN

0894-7317

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

7640016

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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