Delayed Sternal Closure After Pediatric Cardiac Operations; Single Center Experience: a Retrospective Study


Ozker E., Saritas B., Vuran C., Yoruker U., Ulugol H. , Turkoz R.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.7, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1749-8090-7-102
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Abstract

Background: Delayed sternal closure (DSC) after cardiac surgery is a therapeutic option in the treatment of the severely impaired heart in pediatric cardiac surgery. The results with the technique of DSC over a 4-year period are examined with regard to mortality and morbidity.