Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 451594, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/451594
Case Report

An Alternative Technique for Surgical Management of Poststernotomy Osteomyelitis and Reconstruction of the Sternal Defect

1Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery, Health Science Center, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
2Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical School, Athens University, 106 76 Athens, Greece
3Second Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, Medical School, Athens University, 106 76 Athens, Greece

Received 10 January 2013; Accepted 7 February 2013

Academic Editors: F.-M. Haecker and D. Mantas

Copyright © 2013 Petros Konofaos 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.

Linked References

  1. E. A. Grossi, A. T. Culliford, and K. H. Krieger, “A survey of 77 major infectious complications of median sternotomy: a review of 7,949 consecutive operative procedures,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 214–223, 1985. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. The Parisian Mediastinitis Study Group, “Risk factors for deep sternal wound infections after sternotomy: a prospective, multicenter study,” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 111, pp. 1200–1207, 1996. View at Google Scholar
  3. M. J. Jurkiewicz, J. Bostwick, and T. R. Hester, “Infected median sternotomy wound. Successful treatment by muscle flaps,” Annals of Surgery, vol. 191, no. 6, pp. 738–744, 1980. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. N. E. Hugo, M. R. Sultan, J. A. Ascherman, M. C. Patsis, C. R. Smith, and E. A. Rose, “Single-stage management of 74 consecutive sternal wound complications with pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 93, no. 7, pp. 1433–1441, 1994. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. P. Tomos, E. Lachanas, P. O. Michail, and A. Kostakis, “Alternative bi-pectoral muscle flaps for postoperative sternotomy mediastinitis,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 754–755, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. R. G. Brown, W. H. Fleming, and M. J. Jurkiewicz, “An island flap of the pectoralis major muscle,” British Journal of Plastic Surgery, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 161–165, 1977. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. F. Nahai, L. Morales Jr., D. K. Bone, and J. Bostwick III, “Pectoralis major muscle turnover flaps for closure of the infected sternotomy wound with preservation of form and function,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 471–474, 1982. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  8. G. R. Tobin, “Segmentally split pectoral girdle muscle flaps for chest-wall and intrathoracic reconstruction,” Clinics in Plastic Surgery, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 683–696, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. W. D. Morain, L. B. Colen, and J. C. Hutchings, “The segmental pectoralis major muscle flap: a function-preserving procedure,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 75, no. 6, pp. 825–830, 1985. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. P. C. Pairolero, P. G. Arnold, and J. B. Harris, “Long-term results of pectoralis major muscle transposition for infected sternotomy wounds,” Annals of Surgery, vol. 213, no. 6, pp. 583–590, 1991. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. P. R. Ringelman, C. A. V. Kolk, D. Cameron, W. A. Baumgartner, P. N. Manson, and F. Nahai, “Long-term results of flap reconstruction in median sternotomy wound infections,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 93, no. 6, pp. 1208–1216, 1994. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus