Major cardiac rupture following surgical treatment for deep sternal wound infection

David T. Thorsteinsson, Felix Valsson, Arnar Geirsson, Tomas Gudbjartsson

Rannsóknarafurð: Framlag til fræðitímaritsGreinritrýni

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Útdráttur

We report a case of an 80-year old male patient who sustained a major rupture of the right ventricle after surgical revision of an infected sternotomy wound following coronary artery bypass surgery. The rupture of the right ventricle occurred despite an early wound debridement and the use of negative pressure wound therapy on the sternum that did not provide sufficient stability to the sternum after the sternal wires were removed. The rupture resulted in a major bleeding but by establishing emergent cardiopulmonary bypass, the patient was saved.

Upprunalegt tungumálEnska
Síður (frá-til)708-709
Síðufjöldi2
FræðitímaritInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Bindi16
Númer tölublaðs5
DOI
ÚtgáfustaðaÚtgefið - maí 2013

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