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