Intercostal Muscle Flap Reconstruction and Primary Sternal Closure for Mediastinal Abscess

Mark W. Kiehn, W. Wesley Heckman, Satoru Osaki, Takushi Kohmoto

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Abstract

Poststernotomy mediastinal abscess is a life-threatening complication after cardiac operations. A 21-year-old woman had a late presentation of mediastinal abscess 9 years after ascending aortic graft replacement. Three days after the initial débridement and vacuum-assisted closure treatment, successful reconstruction was performed using an intercostal muscle flap and primary sternal closure, without recurrent infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-306
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

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Intercostal Muscles
Abscess
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Transplants
Infection
Therapeutics

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

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Intercostal Muscle Flap Reconstruction and Primary Sternal Closure for Mediastinal Abscess. / Kiehn, Mark W.; Heckman, W. Wesley; Osaki, Satoru; Kohmoto, Takushi.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 86, No. 1, 01.07.2008, p. 304-306.

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Kiehn, Mark W. ; Heckman, W. Wesley ; Osaki, Satoru ; Kohmoto, Takushi. / Intercostal Muscle Flap Reconstruction and Primary Sternal Closure for Mediastinal Abscess. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2008 ; Vol. 86, No. 1. pp. 304-306.
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