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Authors Kiehn MW, Heckman WW, Osaki S, Kohmoto T
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Journal Ann. Thorac. Surg. Volume: 86 Issue: 1 Pages: 304-6
Publish Date 2008 Jul
PubMed ID 18573448

Poststernotomy mediastinal abscess is a life-threatening complication after cardiac operations. A 21-year-old woman had a late presentation of mediastinal abscess 9 years after ascending aortic graft replacement. Three days after the initial d├ębridement and vacuum-assisted closure treatment, successful reconstruction was performed using an intercostal muscle flap and primary sternal closure, without recurrent infection. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System