Surgical treatment of a huge cavernous hemangioma surrounding the right coronary artery

Turkoz R., Gulcan O., Oguzkurt L., Atalay H., Bolat B., Sezgin A.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.79, no.5, pp.1765-1767, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2003.10.100
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1765-1767
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


Hemangioma of the heart is an extremely rare benign cardiac tumor. A 61-year-old woman presented with a huge hemangioma on the right ventricle. The tumor was completely surrounding the right coronary artery. Under cardiopulmonary bypass, the right coronary artery was transected from the aortic sinus and the supplying arteries of the tumor were divided. The tumor was successfully resected, and the right coronary artery was reanastomosed to the aortic sinus. (c) 2005 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.