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Cardiac Reoperation in a patient who previously underwent omentoplasty for postoperative mediastinitis: a case report

Author(s): Bilal Mehmet | Gürer Onur | Kırbaş Ahmet | Yıldız Yahya | Çelebi Ahmet

Journal: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
ISSN 1749-8090

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Abstract Sternal infection has become a rare but challenging problem with significant mortality and morbidity rates since the introduction of sternotomy. Reported rates of mediastinal and sternal infection range from 0.4% to 5%. The ideal reconstruction after sternal debridement is still controversial. Different methods, such as debridement and open packing with continuous antibiotic irrigation, or sternectomy with omental or muscle transposition have been proposed. In this study, we present the cardiac reoperation of a 52 year old man with corrected transposition of great arteries (c-TGA) who had undergone a previous omentoplasty for postoperative mediastinitis.
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