Acute Cholecystitis after Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Report 2 Cases
AbstractAcute cholecystitis following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), although rare, is a potentially life-threatening consequence of prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) procedures. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB), performed without sternotomy and without CPB, is perhaps the least traumatic type of CABG procedure. Nevertheless, we present 2 cases of acute cholecystitis following MIDCAB, demonstrating that a MIDCAB does not eliminate the risk of gastrointestinal complications. Our experience with these cases points to the benefits of early and aggressive management in the treatment of acute cholecystitis after MIDCAB.
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