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Coronary surgery following prior pneumonectomy —A challenging clinical scenario with excellent results

DOI: 10.4236/alc.2013.21003    2,862 Downloads   6,146 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with prior pneumonectomy is challenging because of the decreased pulmonary function and the anatomical alterations of the thoracic cavity. Due to extended morbidity and mortality in this special patient cohort, only very few reports in the world literature focus on this topic. Overall, no general recommendations exist with regard to the optimal management of this continuously growing patient cohort. We present our experience with another successful case.

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Reutter, S., Liakopoulos, O., Choi, Y., Wahlers, T. and Wittwer, T. (2013) Coronary surgery following prior pneumonectomy —A challenging clinical scenario with excellent results. Advances in Lung Cancer, 2, 19-20. doi: 10.4236/alc.2013.21003.

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