Staged off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and radical nephrectomy in a patient with multivessel coronary artery disease and a renal tumour

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Cetin E., Ozyuksel A., Akay F.

BMJ Case Reports, 2014 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202481
  • Journal Name: BMJ Case Reports
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Coronary artery diseases and neoplastic disorders are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Recently, controversial approaches have been raised about the treatment of cases with concomitant occurrence of coronary artery diseases and malignancies. The detrimental effects of cardiopulmonary bypass on neoplastic cells are always a challenge for such cases. We present a case of a large renal tumour associated with a recently symptomatic coronary artery disease which was successfully treated with staged off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting followed by radical nephrectomy. In such patients, off-pump revascularisation is favourable in order to decrease the risk of cancer spreading when compared to traditional on-pump cases. In our opinion, staged off-pump coronary arterial revascularisation followed by definitive surgical treatment for the malignancy is a safe and effective treatment modality in patients with coronary artery disease and oncological diseases. Copyright © 2014 BMJ Publishing Group.