Low-virulent chronic sternal osteomyelitis in children


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Akyuz M., Karakus E., Isik O., Ayik M. F. , Atay Y.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.26, no.2, pp.296-300, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.14215
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-300

Abstract

Sternal osteomyelitis is a fatal and serious complication of open heart surgery. Application of current surgical techniques and the use of prophylactic antibiotherapy have reduced the sternal wound infections and the development of osteomyelitis. As a treatment, many methods have been described, from wound dressing to partial sternal resection, although complete recovery cannot be achieved without rationale and long-term antibiotherapy. In this article, we discuss the clinical approach to three pediatric cases who were diagnosed with low-virulent chronic sternal osteomyelitis.