Simultaneous Beating Heart Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Modified Radical Mastectomy

Erhan Kaya, Halit Yerebakan, Daniel Spielman, Omer Isik, Cevat Yakut


Concomitant surgeries for unrelated diseases can be performed to minimize the risks associated with surgery and general anesthesia. In treating a male patient with breast cancer and severe coronary artery disease, we used the beating heart technique for a coronary artery bypass graft to avoid the negative effects of on-pump bypass on the possible acceleration of tumor growth. In this report, we present a unique case of concomitant off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery and modified radical mastectomy in a 56-year-old man.

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