Comparison of omental and pectoralis flaps for poststernotomy mediastinitis.

  title={Comparison of omental and pectoralis flaps for poststernotomy mediastinitis.},
  author={Carmelo A. Milano and Gregory S. Georgiade and Lawrence H. Muhlbaier and P Smith and Walter G. Wolfe},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={377-80; discussion 380-1}
BACKGROUND Pectoralis flaps are frequently used to treat poststernotomy mediastinitis. We compared the outcomes of omental transfer, an alternative treatment for mediastinitis, with those of pectoralis flaps. METHODS Patients treated for poststernotomy mediastinitis with isolated omental flaps (n = 21) were compared with a group of consecutive patients treated with pectoralis flaps (n = 38). Baseline characteristics were equivalent for the two groups, and both early and late outcomes were… CONTINUE READING

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