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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Voss, B; Bauernschmitt, R; Will, A; Krane, M; Kröss, R; Brockmann, G; Libera, P; Lange, R 
Title:
Sternal reconstruction with titanium plates in complicated sternal dehiscence. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: Sternal dehiscence after median sternotomy can be a challenging problem in case of multiple fractures or infection. The use of titanium plates is a promising approach for sternal reconstruction. METHODS: Titanium plate fixation was used in 15 patients (67+/-5.9 years, 171+/-8.2 cm, 93.6+/-14.9 kg, body mass index 32+/-5 kg/m(2)) with unstable thorax after failed attempts of sternal closure and patients in whom failure of conventional rewiring would be expected due to one or more serio...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
34 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
139-45 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1010-7940 
TUM Institution:
chirurgie; r Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin