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Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Hensens A. G. *, Zeebregts C. J. A. M. °°, Liem T. H. **, Gehlmann H. °, Lacquet L. K. *
From the Department of * Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery ** Anesthesiology and ° Cardiology University Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
and the °° Department of Surgery University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands
Combined coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and pneumonectomy has a high morbidity and mortality rate, especially when the right lung has to be removed. A patient is described who underwent a CABG operation through a midline sternotomy without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and a right pneumonectomy through a right lateral thoracotomy in one operative session. To our knowledge, this is the first case in which this operative strategy was employed. CABG operations without the use of CPB might put concomitant lung surgery in a new perspective.