Simultaneous esophagectomy and coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass: report of a case

Surgery Today
Reijiro SaitoFumio Yamamoto


We successfully performed off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) with concomitant esophagectomy in a 77-year-old man with esophageal cancer and severe stenosis of the anterior descending branch of the left coronary artery. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting was performed via median sternotomy and esophagectomy was done via the left thoracoabdominal approach. The patient was discharged with a patent graft 8 weeks after surgery. The benefits of OPCAB include that it is less invasive and heparinization can be avoided. This case report demonstrates that simultaneous OPCAB and esophagectomy is advantageous for a selected population with surgically correctable coronary artery disease and resectable esophageal cancer.


Mar 24, 2016·Diseases of the Esophagus : Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus·J ZhaoX Li

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