Rerouting revascularization of the living right gastroepiploic artery graft in a patient with de novo gastric cancer

Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Teruaki Ushijima, Yujiro Kikuchi, Go Watanabe
2010 Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery  
We present a case in which a redo patient in whom advanced gastric cancer was detected after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA), and in which re-grafting to the distal RGEA using the right internal thoracic artery (RITA) was performed. To minimize the surgical invasion before gastrectomy, we performed a thoracoscopic RITA harvest and small subxyphoid incision. A month later, distal gastrectomy was carried out and no complications occurred during
more » ... ns occurred during the operation.
doi:10.1510/icvts.2009.220061 pmid:19919961 fatcat:neqhil3kw5fixk4it4cyyl3qei