Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol43,No3

inflammatory aneurysm;multiple aneurysms;endovascular aortic repair

Kenta UekiharaTakeshi SakaguchiMai Matsukawa
Ryo HirayamaKoji HagioToshiaki Watanabe and Ryusuke Suzuki

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan)

n 80-year-old man presented with a history of retrosternal gastric tube reconstruction for esophageal cancer. He experienced sudden chest pain, and temporarily lost consciousness, before being transferred to our hospital. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed acute Stanford type A aortic dissection and a retrosternal gastric tube. We performed emergency operation using a median sternotomy approach. Before median sternotomy, we detected the gastric tube in the subxiphoid and suprasternal spaces. The anterior and right sides of the gastric tube were dissected bluntly from the posterior surface of the sternum and median sternotomy was performed. The gastric tube was mobilized to the left side and we were able to obtain the usual operative view for ascending aorta graft replacement. Intraoperatively, the gastric tube remained intact and uninjured. The patient was transferred to another hospital for rehabilitation on postoperative day 34.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 43:134-137(2014)

Keywords:esophageal cancer;retrosternal gastric tube reconstruction;median sternotomy;acute aortic dissec

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