Sternectomy and Sternum Reconstruction for Infection After Cardiac Surgery

Teodorico Iarussi, Alessandro Marolla, Alessandro Pardolesi, Rosa Lucia Patea, Pierpaolo Camplese, Rocco Sacco

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Sternum infection after cardiac surgery represents a severe complication with a high mortality rate. Therapeutic possibilities consist in "open packing" with specific antibiotic irrigation or in "en-block" resection. We report a case of sternum reconstruction using a titanium patch covered with bone-powder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1680-1681
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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