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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Voss, B; Bauernschmitt, R; Brockmann, G; Lange, R 
Title:
Osteosynthetic thoracic stabilization after complete resection of the sternum. 
Abstract:
We present a case of a 66-year-old diabetic patient with chronic non-healing sternum after CABG operation. After four attempts of sternum refixation within 2 years, the need of bone debridement resulted in a nearly complete loss of sternum. Finally, a mesh graft and a pectoralis muscle flap were used to bridge the sternal space. Despite good wound healing, the thoracic instability led to intolerable chest pain persisting over the next years. In this case report, we describe the successful thorac...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
32 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
391-3 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1010-7940 
TUM Institution:
chirurgie