Single-stage repair of the anterior chest wall following sternal destruction complicated by mediastinitis

ZOR M. H. , Acipayam M., Bayram H., Oktar L. , Erdogan M., Darcin O. T.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.44, no.8, pp.1476-1482, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-013-0737-8
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1476-1482


Although various techniques have been described, the ideal reconstructive procedure for treating massive sternal fragmentation and necrosis is still a matter of debate. Sometimes, reconstruction is so challenging that repetitive operations are required, particularly when complicated by mediastinitis and sternal osteomyelitis.