Letter to the Editor: Concomitant Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Thymectomy

Authors

  • Yu-Jen Shih
  • Yi-Chang Lin
  • Yi-Ting Tsai
  • Chih-Yuan Lin
  • Chung-Yi Lee
  • Hsiang-Yu Yang
  • Cheng-Ken Tsai
  • Chien-Sung Tsai

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20111019

Abstract

Thymoma in patients with coronary disease is rare.  Although simultaneously performing a cardiac procedure  and thymectomy for patients with combined thymoma and  cardiac disease has been reported, a clear consensus regard- ing the optimal surgical treatment is lacking. Moreover, in  all of the previously reported cases, the surgical intervention  and standard cardiopulmonary bypass were performed simul- taneously. We present the case of a patient who underwent  combined off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)  and thymectomy. We show that this combined procedure is  the treatment of choice for patients with a severely ischemic  myocardium and a malignant thymoma.

Published

2011-08-22

How to Cite

Shih, Y.-J., Lin, Y.-C., Tsai, Y.-T., Lin, C.-Y., Lee, C.-Y., Yang, H.-Y., Tsai, C.-K., & Tsai, C.-S. (2011). Letter to the Editor: Concomitant Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Thymectomy. The Heart Surgery Forum, 14(4), E212-E213. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20111019

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