Surgery for advanced gastric cancer after coronary artery bypass grafting using the right gastroepiploic artery: Report of a case

Naoko Hashiguchi, Tetsuro Kubota, Yoshihide Otani, Masashi Yoshida, Shingo Maeda, Joh Tokuyama, Norihito Wada, Kazuhiro Suganuma, Yusuke Kuwano, Koichiro Kumai, Yoshinori Sugino, Makio Mukai, Hankei Shin, Masaki Kitajima

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Abstract

Ischemic heart disorders are often treated by coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA). We report the case of a 57-year-old man with a history of CABG using the RGEA, who underwent D2 radical total gastrectomy followed by Roux-en-Y anastomosis, with successful dissection of the #6 lymph nodes, while preserving the RGEA. The patient had a 9-month history of gastric cancer, during which time the Maruyama Vaccine (Specific Substance Maruyama, or SSM) was given as alternative therapy. This case report serves to demonstrate that radical gastrectomy can be safely performed after CABG using the RGEA, and that gastric cancer will progress in spite of SSM therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery today
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 26

Keywords

  • Coronary artery bypass graft
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastroepiploic artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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