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Chirurgia 2014 October;27(5):311-2

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Sternal closure with nitinol thermoactive clip in two patients with non-infective sternal dehiscence

Erguneş K., Yureklı I., Cakır H., Celık E., Yilik L., Gurbuz A.

Izmir Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Departement of Cardiovascular Surgery, Izmir, Turkey


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Median sternotomy is the most commonly used method in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Advanced age, obesity, diabetes, renal insufficiency, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, and harvesting bilateral internal mammary artery are risk factors for sternal dehiscence. To overcome sternal dehiscence some surgical techniques and surgical equipment are designed. Nitinol thermoreactive clips is one of them. We report the case of two patients with sternal dehiscence and multiple risk factors undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

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