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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease with Associated Lung Cancer

Keywords: minimally invasive surgery , coronary artery disease , lung cancer

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Simultaneous surgical management of patients with co-existing ischemic heart diseaseand lung carcinoma remains controversial. Traditionally, these operations have been staged,with coronary artery revascularization first, followed by pulmonary resection at a later date.Under this procedure, tumor resection is delayed, and these staged procedures may increasemorbidity and cost. Our experience with minimally invasive surgery in the cardiac and thoracicfields suggests that both diseases can be resolved within the same operation. Thisreport presents a 65-year-old man with coronary artery disease (CAD), and left lung cancer.He received concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting for CAD and pulmonary resectionfor lung cancer via a left parasternal minithoracotomy. No complaints or clinical signs wereobserved during a 6 month follow-up. Therefore, major cardiac and thoracic procedures thatare performed via a minimally invasive approach using conventional instruments, can resultin a safer, quicker, and more economical procedure. The results of the a minimally invasiveapproach demonstrated the technical feasibility of treating a triple vessel cardiac diseasewith lung cancer.


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