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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0021-9509

Online ISSN 1827-191X

 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 February;41(1):65-7

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Interposition of hydroxyapatite ceramic stents alternative to delayed sternal closure

Iemura J., Aoshima M., Ishigami N., Kaneda T., Miho T.

From the Depart­ment of Car­di­o­vas­cular Sur­gery Shiz­uoka Gen­eral Hos­pital, Shiz­uoka, ­Japan

Ascending and hem­i­arch replace­ment sur­gery for an ­acute Stan­ford ­type A dis­sec­tion in asso­ci­a­tion ­with a pre­vious ­type B dis­secting aneu­rysm was per­formed on a 58-­year-old ­female ­patient. How­ever, ­sternal clo­sure ­could not be per­formed ­after sur­gery due to hemo­dy­namic dete­ri­ora­tion. ­Even ­four ­weeks ­after the oper­a­tion, ­sternal clo­sure was impos­sible due to ­advanced adhe­sion ­around the med­i­as­tinum ­caused by med­i­as­tin­itis. There­fore, hydrox­ya­pa­tite ­ceramic ­spacers, ­which ­have oste­o­gen­esis and ossifi­ca­tion char­ac­ter­is­tics, ­were inter­posed ­between the ­split ­sternum as ­stents to ­avoid fur­ther sur­gery.

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