SURGERY TODAY, vol.44, no.8, pp.1476-1482, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Chest wall, Reoperation, Mediastinal infection, ABDOMINIS MYOCUTANEOUS FLAP, OPEN-HEART-SURGERY, CARDIAC-SURGERY, WOUND-INFECTION, RISK-FACTORS, MUSCLE FLAP, RECONSTRUCTION, MANAGEMENT, DEFECTS, CLOSURE
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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.