Full Sternotomy with Lower Skin Incision for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting with Permanent Tracheostomy

Shu Yamamoto, Tomohiro Hayashida, Takanori Suezawa, Takeshi Shichijo, Masataka Hirata

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A 68-year-old man who previously underwent a permanent tracheostomy was referred to us for coronary artery bypass grafting(CABG). Off-pump CABG was successfully performed with full sternotomy through a limited skin incision. The postoperative course was uneventful. This technique seemed useful for a patient with permanent tracheostomy who is scheduled for CABG. Preoperative computed tomography(CT) scan was useful for the assessment of this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-582
Number of pages3
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2018


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