Aortic valve replacement after esophagectomy with substernal gastric tube and total laryngectomy with tracheostoma

Naoto Fukunaga, Yukikatsu Okada, Yasunobu Konishi, Takashi Murashita, Mitsuru Yuzaki, Yu Shomura, Tadaaki Koyama, Hiroshi Fujiwara

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Abstract

A 77-year-old man successfully underwent aortic valve replacement with a bioprosthesis through a right thoracotomy. Right thoracotomy was utilized because the patient had previously undergone esophagectomy with reconstruction of a substernal gastric tube for esophageal cancer as well as total laryngectomy with tracheostoma formation for laryngeal cancer. Thus, even in a situation in which conventional median sternotomy was difficult, a good outcome for aortic valve replacement was achieved through an alternate approach. This case highlights the need to consider patient history when selecting a surgical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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