Late presentation of poststernotomy mediastinitis 15 years after coronary artery bypass grafting.

Abstract

Poststernotomy mediastinitis is a relatively rare, but potentially fatal complication of cardiac surgery. Although the vast majority of cases present within 1 month of median sternotomy, there are some reports of presentations beyond 1 year. We report a rare case of mediastinitis presenting 15 years after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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@article{Oh2006LatePO, title={Late presentation of poststernotomy mediastinitis 15 years after coronary artery bypass grafting.}, author={Albert Oh and Gordon A Wong and Michael C. S. Wong}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2006}, volume={82 5}, pages={1894-7} }