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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 June;39(3):359-60
Pedicle transposition of the greater omentum for sternal osteomyelitis and mediastinitis after cardiac operation
Toda R., Yuda T., Watanabe S., Takenaka K., Kaieda M., Koyanagi H., Toyohira H., Taira A.
From the Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medecine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
Three patients underwent pedicle transposition of the greater omentum for sternal osteomyelitis and mediastinitis after cardiac operation. These patients were previously operated on with coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve replacement and redo Fontan operation in each. This procedure was carried out on 4, 6, 8, and 14th postoperative day. The complications cured within about one month after the procedure in all cases. It is suggested that this maneuver is effective for obtaining healing osteomyelitis and mediastinitis following cardiac operation.