Induction chemoradiotherapy prior to surgery for non-small cell lung cancer invading the left atrium

Shinichi Toyooka, Hideaki Mori, Katsuyuki Kiura, Hiroshi Date

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Abstract

We present a case of a 58-year-old man with diagnosis of lung adenocarcinoma invading the left atrium. He was treated with induction chemoradiotherapy for T4N1M0 disease, showing objective response. Then, a left upper lobectomy with a partial resection of the left atrium was performed without cardiopulmonary bypass. No residual tumor cells existed in the resected specimens, showing pathological complete response. Our case suggests that induction chemoradiotherapy prior to surgery can be an appropriate strategy among carefully selected patients with non-small cell lung cancer invading the left atrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-316
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Left atrium
  • Lung cancer
  • Neoadjuvant therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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