We report a 67-year-old man with a tracheostoma who successfully underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement. He had received both a tracheostoma just above the sternal notch after total laryngectomy. As the standard full sternotomy might cause mediastinitis, we performed the operation through a lower half sternotomy with a limited skin incision. Postoperatively the wound was covered with a sterile plastic drape to prevent infection from the tracheostoma. The postoperative course was uneventful.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine