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 ALC  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2013
Coronary surgery following prior pneumonectomy —A challenging clinical scenario with excellent results
Abstract: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with prior pneumonectomy is challenging because of the decreased pulmonary function and the anatomical alterations of the thoracic cavity. Due to extended morbidity and mortality in this special patient cohort, only very few reports in the world literature focus on this topic. Overall, no general recommendations exist with regard to the optimal management of this continuously growing patient cohort. We present our experience with another successful case.
Cite this paper: Reutter, S., Liakopoulos, O., Choi, Y., Wahlers, T. and Wittwer, T. (2013) Coronary surgery following prior pneumonectomy —A challenging clinical scenario with excellent results. Advances in Lung Cancer, 2, 19-20. doi: 10.4236/alc.2013.21003.
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