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Surgical Techniques for Dealing with Intraluminal Thrombus of Great Vessels in Advanced Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma

Pooja Ramakant, Mallika Dhanda, Akshay Anand, Devenraj Vijayant, Abhinav A Sonkar, Kul R Singh, Anand Mishra

Citation Information : Ramakant P, Dhanda M, Anand A, Vijayant D, Sonkar AA, Singh KR, Mishra A. Surgical Techniques for Dealing with Intraluminal Thrombus of Great Vessels in Advanced Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma. World J Endoc Surg 2017; 9 (3):115-117.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1224

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 00-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

We aim to define and refine the surgical technique for dealing with intraluminal thrombus of great vessels in advanced differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) to reduce the morbidity.

Background

Venous tumor thrombus from DTC is a rare occurrence with sequelae that cause increased morbidity and early mortality. Management of such patients poses a challenge to surgeons.

Materials and methods

We define the surgical planning and road map for surgical management of advanced DTC with tumor thrombus involving the internal jugular vein (IJV) and superior vena cava (SVC) by sacrificing one IJV and retrieving the thrombus from the SVC by Fogarty catheter. This technique has minimal morbidity with good outcome.

Conclusion

By appropriate planning and meticulous surgical techniques, we can aggressively manage patients of advanced DTC with venous tumor thrombus and reduce the morbidity.

Clinical significance

By surgical techniques leading to complete surgical resections and saving native vital structures, we can aim for successful aggressive surgical management of advanced DTC with venous tumor thrombus.

How to cite this article

Dhanda M, Anand A, Vijayant D, Sonkar AA, Singh KR, Ramakant P, Mishra A. Surgical Techniques for Dealing with Intraluminal Thrombus of Great Vessels in Advanced Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma. World J Endoc Surg 2017;9(3):115-117.


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