Tumor encasement of the right coronary artery: Role of anatomic and functional imaging in diagnosis and therapeutic management

Yu Hsiang Juan, Yiannis S. Chatzizisis, Sachin S. Saboo, Tatiana Rocha, Michael L. Steigner

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We presented two rare cases of mediastinal tumor encasing the right coronary artery (RCA), one with recurrent metastatic thymoma and another with primary poorly differentiated neoplasm. Different degrees and locations of RCA involvement were noted. The treatment approach varied from conservative to surgical. Coronary artery involvement by mediastinal tumors is important to be investigated with imaging as it may guide the surgical planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalOpen Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014



  • Computed Tomography
  • Right Coronary Artery
  • Tumor
  • Vascular Encasement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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