Complete vacuum-assisted sternal closure following neonatal cardiac surgery

John C. Oeltjen, Anthony L. Panos, Tomas Salerno, Marco Ricci

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Abstract

Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) has been used with success in the management of adults and children with sternal infections. However, this technique has not been applied previously to neonates requiring delayed sternal closure as the sole modality of therapy. In this article, we describe the management of two newborns with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in whom complete sternal wound healing was accomplished solely by using the VAC system. The implications of this new modality of treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-750
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009

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Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Thoracic Surgery
Newborn Infant
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Wound Healing
Therapeutics
Infection

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Complete vacuum-assisted sternal closure following neonatal cardiac surgery. / Oeltjen, John C.; Panos, Anthony L.; Salerno, Tomas; Ricci, Marco.

In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 6, 01.11.2009, p. 748-750.

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Oeltjen, John C. ; Panos, Anthony L. ; Salerno, Tomas ; Ricci, Marco. / Complete vacuum-assisted sternal closure following neonatal cardiac surgery. In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2009 ; Vol. 24, No. 6. pp. 748-750.
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