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Ibrahim S , Langer CJ
Successful coronary artery bypass grafting after concurrent chemoradiation therapy in a patient with non-small-cell lung cancer: Case report and review of the literature
Clinical Lung Cancer. 2006 Nov;8(3) :217-219
AbstractMediastinal Irradiation has been a major component of the treatment of Hodgkin disease as well as breast and lung tumors. A potentially devastating posttreatment complication of medlastinal Irradiation Is the development of premature coronary artery disease. Coronary bypass grafting In such patients Is difficult because of the presence of extensive radiation-Induced medlastinal fibrosis. We present a rare case of patient with non-small-cell lung cancer who underwent successful coronary bypass grafting despite having previously received full-dose thoracic Irradiation In conjunction with concurrent chemotherapy.
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