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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 160624, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/160624
Case Report

Recurrent Bilateral Breast Abscesses after Sternotomy

Department of General Surgery, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

Received 28 April 2012; Accepted 12 July 2012

Academic Editors: C. Foroulis, M. Güvener, and D. E. Jaroszewski

Copyright © 2012 Hamza Cinar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Median sternotomy is the most commonly used incision in cardiothoracic procedures. Development of breast abscess after sternotomy is a very rare situation. We present a case of sternal wound infection with recurrent bilateral breast abscess after sternotomy. Our case is the first and only case in the literature due to the presence of sternal wound infection with recurrent bilateral breast abscess after sternotomy.