Anesthetic Consideration in Case of Large Lymphangioma in Right Atrioventricular Groove: A Case Report
Keywords:lymphangioma, cardiac, anesthesia
Cardiac tumor is a rare disease but it causes various hemodynamic changes depending on location and size. Compression of the right sided heart can lead to impaired venous return and consequent systemic and coronary vascular collapse.
A 62-year-old male who had cardiac lymphangioma on right atrio-ventricular groove. Upon entering the operating room, he was admitted to the tamponade physiology with tachycardia and hypotension. Opioid based anesthesia was performed to minimize myocardial depression, and myocardial function was continuously monitored through Transesophageal echocardiography and pulmonary artery catheter to safely wean the cardio pulmonary bypass (CPB) machine.
Anesthesiologists should be able to predict and respond appropriately to physiological hemodynamic changes according to the location and size of cardiac tumor.
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