Title

Novel Use of External Tissue Expander for Management of Sternal Wound Dehiscence.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2015

Publication Title

The Annals of thoracic surgery

Abstract

Sternal wound dehiscence and its associated complications contribute to significant morbidity and mortality after coronary bypass operations. We present the novel use of continuous external tissue expansion to achieve delayed primary closure of a previously dehisced sternal wound.

Medical Subject Headings

Comorbidity; Debridement; Female; Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation; Humans; Middle Aged; Sternotomy; Sternum; Surgical Flaps; Surgical Wound Dehiscence; Surgical Wound Infection; Tissue Expansion; Tissue Expansion Devices

PubMed ID

26434485

Volume

100

Issue

4

First Page

81

Last Page

83

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