Current Challenges in the Treatment of Deep Sternal Wound Infection Following Cardiac Surgery

@inproceedings{Molitor2017CurrentCI,
  title={Current Challenges in the Treatment of Deep Sternal Wound Infection Following Cardiac Surgery},
  author={Martin Molitor and Martin Kal{\'a}b and Patrick Tobbia and Vladim{\'i}r Lonsk{\'y}},
  year={2017}
}
Median sternotomy due to its technical simplicity and excellent exposure of the heart, great vessels and pulmonary hila is the most common incision performed in cardiothoracic surgery worldwide [1]. Originally described by Julian more than 100 years ago and re-induced by Milton in 1957, median sternotomy replaced gradually thoracotomy or bilateral transverse sternothoracotomy (clamshell incision) for routine access to the heart [2,3]. Even though median sternotomy is still considered to be the… CONTINUE READING