Novel Use of External Tissue Expander for Management of Sternal Wound Dehiscence
Park KU, Moquin K. Novel Use of External Tissue Expander for Management of Sternal Wound Dehiscence. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct;100(4):e81-3.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
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