Poststernotomy mediastinitis treated by transposition of the greater omentum.

@article{Krabatsch1995PoststernotomyMT,
  title={Poststernotomy mediastinitis treated by transposition of the greater omentum.},
  author={Thomas Krabatsch and Roland Hetzer},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={637-43}
}
Due to its anatomical structure and physiological properties, omental tissue has proven to be beneficial when transposed to the thorax to treat severe mediastinal infections. Between April 1987 and July 1994, 17,005 open heart operations were performed at our institution. One hundred and forty patients who developed mediastinitis or serious wound infections postoperatively were treated by transposition of the greater omentum into the retrosternal space. These patients were compared with a… CONTINUE READING

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