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


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

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.7, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1749-8090-7-102
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Keywords: Delayed sternal closure, Mediastinitis, Open heart surgery, Pediatric, PROLONGED OPEN STERNOTOMY, RISK-FACTORS, MEDIAN STERNOTOMY, SURGERY, INFECTIONS, MEDIASTINITIS, OUTCOMES, CHILDREN
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No

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.