The management of complicated sternal dehiscence following open heart surgery


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Imren Y., Selek H., Zor H., Bayram H., Ereren E., Tasoglu I., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.9, no.6, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20061109
  • Journal Name: HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background. Wound infection after median sternotomy for cardiac or thoracic surgery is a serious complication, and there is a lack of agreement regarding the best treatment method. We present our results in patients with mediastinitis treated with longitudinally affixed titanium plates on sternal halves.