A Case of Combined Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass and Transverse Colectomy

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima-Asa City Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan)

Naomichi Uchida Hiroshi Ishihara Chikara Yamasaki
Makoto Hamaishi Mikihiro Kanoh
An 81-year-old-woman was successfully treated with simultaneous minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) and colectomy. The patient complained of effort angina and tarry stool and had a combination of Bormann type II transverse colon cancer with oozing bleeding and long segmental stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). Angiography suggested that the anastomotic site on the LAD extramusclarly presented on the tortours LAD. We therefore carried out one-stage operation of MIDCAB and colectomy. First, MIDCAB to the LAD using the left internal thoracic artery was performed via left anterior thoracotomy. After closing the left thoracic wall, we carried out transverse colectomy with lymph node resection via upper median laparotomy. The total operation time was 3hr 30min, 2hr 10min for MIDCAB and 1hr 20min for Colectomy respectively. Postoperative coronary angiography showed good patency of the LITA. The resected colon specimen showed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma: ss, n1, Po, Mo stage 3a. She was discharged 15 days after the operation.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 29: 110-113 (2000)