Treatment of mediastinitis with wound-vacuum without muscle flaps

Domenico Calcaterra, Lisardo Garcia-Covarrubias, Marco Ricci, Tomas A. Salerno

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Wound vacuum may represent a new solution to the treatment of patients with mediastinitis. We herein present case reports of two patients with very serious deep wound infections of the sternum (mediastinitis) treated with wound vacuum without muscle flaps. The implications of this new modality of treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-514
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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