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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-013-0737-8
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1476-1482
  • Keywords: Chest wall, Reoperation, Mediastinal infection, ABDOMINIS MYOCUTANEOUS FLAP, OPEN-HEART-SURGERY, CARDIAC-SURGERY, WOUND-INFECTION, RISK-FACTORS, MUSCLE FLAP, RECONSTRUCTION, MANAGEMENT, DEFECTS, CLOSURE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.