LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Authors

  • Franjo Rudman Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital "Dubrava", Zagreb, Croatia http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0332-8434
  • Davor Baric Department of Cardiac and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital "Dubrava", Zagreb, Croatia
  • Danijel Unić Department of Cardiac and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital "Dubrava", Zagreb, Croatia
  • Igor Rudež Department of Cardiac and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital "Dubrava", Zagreb, Croatia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1907

Keywords:

Sternal infection, omental flap

Abstract

We read with great interest the report by Dr. Colak and coworkers about utilization of omentoplasty in poststernotomy mediastinitis treatment [Colak 2016]. In our opinion, several points need to be addressed. 

Author Biography

Franjo Rudman, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital "Dubrava", Zagreb, Croatia

dr. Franjo Rudman, general and plastic surgeon

Plastic surgery consultant in the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital "Dubrava", Zagreb, Croatia

References

Baillot R, Cloutier D, Montalin L, et al. 2010. Impact of deep sternal wound infection management with vacuum-assisted closure therapy followed by sternal osteosynthesis: a 15-year review of 23,499 sternotomies. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 374:880-7.

Colak A, Kaya U, Ceviz M, Becit N, Sevil F, Kocak H. 2016. Utility of omentoplasty in mediastinitis treatment following sternotomy. Heart Surg Forum 19:E265-8.

Cotogni P, Barbero C, Rinaldi M. 2015. Deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery: evidences and controversies. World J Crit Care Med 44:265-73.

Hultman CS, Culbertson JH, Jones GE, et al. 2001. Thoracic reconstruction with the omentum: indications, complications, and results. Ann Plast Surg 463:242-9.

Morisaki A, Hosono M, Murakami T, et al. 2016. Effect of negative pressure wound therapy followed by tissue flaps for deep sternal wound infection after cardiovascular surgery: propensity score matching analysis. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 233:397-402.

Published

2017-10-31

How to Cite

Rudman, F., Baric, D., Unić, D., & Rudež, I. (2017). LETTER TO THE EDITOR. The Heart Surgery Forum, 20(5), E230. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1907

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