Tumor Encasement of the Right Coronary Artery: Role of Anatomic and Functional Imaging in Diagnosis and Therapeutic Management
Yu-Hsiang Juan1, 2, Yiannis S Chatzizisis*, 1, 3, Sachin S Saboo1, Tatiana Rocha1, Michael L Steigner1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 110
Last Page: 112
Publisher Id: TOCMJ-8-110
Article History:Received Date: 27/3/2014
Revision Received Date: 26/6/2014
Acceptance Date: 29/6/2014
Electronic publication date: 13 /11/2014
Collection year: 2014
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We presented two rare cases of mediastinal tumor encasing the right coronary artery (RCA), one with recurrent metastatic thymoma and another with primary poorly differentiated neoplasm. Different degrees and locations of RCA involvement were noted. The treatment approach varied from conservative to surgical. Coronary artery involvement by mediastinal tumors is important to be investigated with imaging as it may guide the surgical planning.