Published online Mar 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i9.1161
Revised: December 27, 2009
Accepted: January 3, 2010
Published online: March 7, 2010
We describe simultaneous surgery performed on a 71-year-old woman with critical aortic stenosis and gastric cancer that were diagnosed at the same time. The patient qualified for simultaneous surgery for both these diseases. Good early outcome was achieved. There is a lack of standards for treatment of patients with coexistence of two life-threatening conditions. We discuss surgical tactics and potential benefits of such management.