Perioperative echocardiography for invasive thymoma with intracardiac invasion in a child: a case report

  • Megan Sanders Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital
  • Ahmad Alli Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital
Keywords: echocardiography; intracardiac invasion; paediatric; thymoma

Abstract

In the paediatric population, thymomas are rare mediastinal tumours. Surgical management is the main treatment for these tumours. A case of an aggressive thymoma with intracardiac invasion in a child is presented. The management plan involved either resection of the mass or de-bulking of the tumour followed by radiation therapy. Anaesthetic management for this procedure is reported and the use of transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography during the perioperative period is described. Echocardiography adds important haemodynamic and anatomical information not obtained from traditional imaging and it is recommended that it be considered routinely in these patients. (Full text available online at www.medpharm.tandfonline.com/ojaa) South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2017; DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2017.1403006

Author Biographies

Megan Sanders, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital
Department of Anaesthesiology Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital Johannesburg
Ahmad Alli, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital
Department of Anaesthesiology Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital Johannesburg
Published
2018-03-19
Section
Case Studies