Permanent cerebral bypass approach for lung cancer resection with aortic arch invasion.
ABSTRACT We report a case of a 54-year-old man with T4N0M0 non-small cell lung cancer directly invading the thoracic wall and aortic arch. He underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by en bloc resection of the tumor, lung, chest wall and aortic arch. Perfusion was maintained through femoral-femoral cardiopulmonary bypass, with permanent bypass to the arch vessels to avoid separate extracorporeal cerebral circulation. Total reconstructions of the chest wall and aortic arch were completed without the need for cardiac arrest. The final pathological diagnosis was squamous cell carcinoma, T4N0M0. The patient was discharged without major complications and has been free of disease for 20 months postoperatively.