Acta Med. 2002, 45: 119-121

Combined Off-Pump Coronary Revascularization and Lung Resection

Cengiz Köksal, Sabit Sarıkaya, Mustafa Zengin, Ali Atasalihi

Sureyyapasa SSK Thoracic and Cardiovascular Disease Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Maltepe-Istanbul, Turkey

Received February 1, 2002
Accepted May 1, 2002

Concomittant severe coronary artery disease and lung malignancies occur rarely. Combined conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with lung resection posses several perioperative and postoperative problems related to extracorporeal circulation and heparinization. The avoidance of CPB may be advantageous by decreasing blood loss, pulmonary complications and hospital stay. Further, exposure to the immunosuppresive and inflammatory effects of CPB may have deleterious impact on tumor growth and dissemination. Off-pump CABG makes the combined procedure safer as it abolishes the complications of CPB. We report two patients with the diagnosis of severe coronary artery disease and lung malignancies, underwent off-pump CABG and lung resections in the same surgical setting.


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