Exposed prosthesis of a complex reconstruction of the ascending aorta and aortic arch in a sternal wound infection: Successful treatment by a pectoral muscle flap.

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A local wound infection developed in a 42-year-old female patient after replacement of ascending aorta, aortic arch and supra-aortic vessels, following aortic dissection. Because of the high risk of infection due to the vascular prosthesis and its location at the upper part of the sternum, a right pectoral muscular flap, detached from the humerus and… (More)

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@article{Chavanon1998ExposedPO, title={Exposed prosthesis of a complex reconstruction of the ascending aorta and aortic arch in a sternal wound infection: Successful treatment by a pectoral muscle flap.}, author={Olivier Chavanon and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Thony and Jacques Lebeau and Daniel Blin}, journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery}, year={1998}, volume={13 1}, pages={98-100} }