Delayed Sternal Closure After Pediatric Cardiac Operations; Single Center Experience: a Retrospective Study

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BACKGROUND Delayed sternal closure (DSC) after cardiac surgery is a therapeutic option in the treatment of the severely impaired heart in pediatric cardiac surgery. The results with the technique of DSC over a 4-year period are examined with regard to mortality and morbidity. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed records of 38 patients who had undergone DSC… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1749-8090-7-102

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@inproceedings{zker2012DelayedSC, title={Delayed Sternal Closure After Pediatric Cardiac Operations; Single Center Experience: a Retrospective Study}, author={Emre {\"{O}zker and B{\"{u}lent Saritaş and Can Vuran and Uygar Y{\"{o}r{\"{u}ker and Halim Ulug{\"{o}l and Rıza T{\"{u}rk{\"{o}z}, booktitle={Journal of cardiothoracic surgery}, year={2012} }