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 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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