Coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement in a patient with a tracheostoma.

Satoshi Kimura, Kazuhiro Kurisu, Kenichiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Kumeda, Ryuji Tominaga

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

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