Simultaneous Thoracoscopic Approach in a Patient with Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation and Primary Lung Cancer: the First Described Case

Lung Cancer

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 29;35(5):841-843. doi: 10.21470/1678-9741-2019-0143. Online ahead of print.


Cardiac rhythm disorders are common in many patients with cancer. The management of synchronous long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation and pulmonary lesions remains a serious surgical dilemma due to the lack of clinical data and surgical guidelines. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first described case of simultaneous thoracoscopic pulmonary segmentectomy and left atrial posterior wall and pulmonary vein isolation combined with left atrial appendage resection in a patient with

early-stage primary lung cancer and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation.