- Rigid plate fixation of the sternum
Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 84:1056-8. 2007
..Despite its advantages, this method of sternal closure has not yet gained widespread use. We describe a simple technique of sternal closure using plates secured with screws...
- The impact of deep sternal wound infection on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting
Ioannis K Toumpoulis
St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center at Columbia University, 45 East Eighty Ninth St, New York, NY 10128, USA
Chest 127:464-71. 2005
..To identify the impact of deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
- CT and MRI in tuberculous sternal osteomyelitis: a case report
Department of Radiology, Ibn i Sina Hospital, School of Medicine, Ankara University, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
Clin Imaging 26:112-5. 2002
..Plain radiography revealed increased soft tissue density anterior to the body of the sternum, which showed cortical sclerosis...
- Hemodynamic effects of vacuum-assisted closure therapy in cardiac surgery: assessment using magnetic resonance imaging
Department of Medicine, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:1154-62. 2007
- The essential requirement for Runx1 in the development of the sternum
MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JQ, UK
Dev Biol 340:539-46. 2010
..embryos survived until birth and had a generally normal skeleton, the development of mineralization in the sternum and some skull elements was significantly disrupted. In contrast to wild-type embryos, the sternum of E17...
- Treatment of gram-positive deep sternal wound infections in cardiac surgery--experiences with daptomycin
Aron F Popov
Department of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Gottingen, Germany
J Cardiothorac Surg 6:112. 2011
..Based on these observations, daptomycin may offer a new treatment option for expediting surgical management of DSWI after cardiac surgery...
- Spontaneous right ventricular disruption following treatment of sternal infection
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, New York 11040, USA
J Card Surg 19:74-8. 2004
..Spontaneous right ventricular disruption is a rare and frequently catastrophic event that occurs during the treatment of mediastinitis complicating median sternotomy wound...
- The concept of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) after poststernotomy mediastinitis--a single center experience with 54 patients
Ina C Ennker
Mediclin Herzzentrum Lahr Baden, Abteilung Herzchirurgie, Hohbergweg 2, 77933 Lahr, Germany
J Cardiothorac Surg 4:5. 2009
..We report about our experiences and complications using this therapy in a set of 54 patients out of 3668 patients undergoing cardiac surgery in our institution between January 2005 and April 2007...
- Cardiac rupture during vacuum-assisted closure therapy
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Ann Thorac Surg 82:1110-1. 2006
..This potentially lethal complication may be avoided by covering the heart with protective layers of paraffin gauze dressings...
- The management of deep sternal wound infections using vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C.) therapy
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Int Wound J 3:273-80. 2006
..V.A.C. therapy in deep sternal wound infections requires specialist surgical supervision and should only be undertaken by clinicians with adequate experience and training in the use of the technique...
- Chondrosarcoma from the sternum: reconstruction with titanium mesh and a transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap after subtotal sternal excision
Department of Orthopedics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Med Sci Monit 18:CS77-81. 2012
Chondrosarcoma arising from the sternum is extremely rare and is often untreatable...
- Superficial and deep sternal wound complications: incidence, risk factors and mortality
Department of Biomedical Engineering/Medical Informatics, , , Sweden
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 20:1168-75. 2001
..Earlier recognition of sternal wound complications and aggressive treatment have probably contributed to the relatively low mortality rate seen in this study...
- Vacuum-assisted closure therapy for patients with infected sternal wounds: a meta-analysis of current evidence
Department of Public Health, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 64:1119-23. 2011
..18 days in hospital LOS (confidence interval (CI) 95%: 10.82, 3.54), with no significant impact on mortality. Our data provide robust evidence of the effectiveness of VAC therapy...
- The "rib-like" technique for surgical treatment of sternal tumors: lessons learned from 101 consecutive cases
Thoracic Surgery Department, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
Ann Thorac Surg 92:1208-15; discussion 1215-6. 2011
..Thus, in this study we reevaluated our experience in sternal replacement from a series of 101 consecutive cases during the last 30 years...
- Factors predisposing to median sternotomy complications. Deep vs superficial infection
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio 43608 2691, USA
Chest 110:1173-8. 1996
..The purpose of this study was to determine the patient characteristics and operative variables that predict incidence of sternal infection, and possibly its severity...
- The cost of vacuum-assisted closure therapy in treatment of deep sternal wound infection
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Scand Cardiovasc J 42:85-9. 2008
..8 times that for normal, CABG surgery. Promising results have been reported with vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy in patients with DSWI. This study presents the cost of VAC therapy in patients with DSWI after CABG surgery...
- Resection of sternal tumors and reconstruction of the thorax: a review of 15 patients
Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School Second Hospital, 1 396 Kosugi cho, Nakahara ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, 211 8533, Japan
Surg Today 36:225-9. 2006
..We report our experience of resecting sternal tumors, followed by reconstruction of the skeletal and soft-tissue defects, and discuss the usefulness of sandwiched Marlex and stainless-steel mesh...
- Connexin 40, a target of transcription factor Tbx5, patterns wrist, digits, and sternum
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Mol Cell Biol 25:5073-83. 2005
..Mice carrying a Tbx5 null allele (Tbx5(+/Delta)) have malformations in digits, wrists, and sternum joints, regions where Tbx5 is expressed...
- Transsternal repair of Morgagni hernia in a patient with coexistent ventricular septal defect and Down syndrome
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Acta Chir Belg 106:739-40. 2006
..The defect is repaired usually by transabdominal or transthoracic approaches. Transsternal repair of the hernia is preferred in patients undergoing concomitant open heart surgery...
- Reduction in incidence of deep sternal wound infections: random or real?
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:680-5. 2010
..Longitudinal analysis of risk factors, morbidity, and mortality was performed to assessed effects of these health trends on deep sternal wound infection rates...
- Mediastinitis and cardiac surgery--an updated risk factor analysis in 10,373 consecutive adult patients
J F Gummert
Klinik für Herzchirurgie GmbH, Universitat Leipzig, Herzzentrum Leipzig GmbH and
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 50:87-91. 2002
- Multiple developmental defects in Engrailed-1 mutant mice: an early mid-hindbrain deletion and patterning defects in forelimbs and sternum
Division of Molecular and Developmental Biology, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Development 120:2065-75. 1994
..In addition, patterning of the forelimb paws and sternum was disrupted, and the 13th ribs were truncated...
- Daptomycin as a possible new treatment option for surgical management of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery
Aron F Popov
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Gottingen, Germany
J Cardiothorac Surg 5:57. 2010
- The sternalis muscles: incidence and imaging findings on MDCT
Bae Young Lee
Department of Radiology, St Paul s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 620 56, Jeonnong dong, Dongdaemun Gu, Seoul 130 709, South Korea
J Thorac Imaging 21:179-83. 2006
..We studied the incidence and appearance of the sternalis muscles on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to permit the differentiation of the sternalis from significant pathologic condition...
- A rare presentation of tuberculosis
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
Am Surg 72:96-7. 2006
..Long-term postoperative management included four-drug antitubercular therapy...
- The impact of vacuum-assisted closure on long-term survival after post-sternotomy mediastinitis
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Ann Thorac Surg 80:1270-5. 2005
..Another objective was to identify risk factors for developing mediastinitis...
- Omental transposition: the final solution for major sternal wound infection
1st Department of Thoracic Surgery, General Hospital for Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece
Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 15:200-3. 2007
..Total or partial resection of the sternum and extensive debridement were performed in all cases. The defect was covered by omental transposition...
- Potential risk of sternal wires
Chun Che Shih
Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:812-8. 2004
..Surface alterations and fractured ends of sternal wires were inspected and analyzed...
- Staphylococcal post-sternotomy mediastinitis: five year audit
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand
ANZ J Surg 75:198-203. 2005
..Obesity and diabetes are the only risk factors consistently identified. The aims of the present study were to determine the incidence and risk factors for staphylococci post-sternotomy mediastinitis and to audit its management...
- Stability provided by the sternum and rib cage in the thoracic spine
Los Angeles Spine Surgery Institute, California 90057, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1283-6. 2005
..Multidirectional flexibility tests were conducted on 10 human thoracic spines with intact rib cage...
- Fatigue testing median sternotomy closures
A R Casha
Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, LS1 3EX, Leeds, UK
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:249-53. 2001
..001), versus standard closure. CONCLUSIONS: In our sheep sternum model, we have quantified the differing rate of cutting through bone of five types of median sternotomy closure ..
- Sex determination from measurements of the sternum and fourth rib using multislice computed tomography of the chest
Selma Uysal Ramadan
Department of Radiology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Forensic Sci Int 197:120.e1-5. 2010
..Metric measurements can be performed directly on dried bones obtained from the cadaver or indirectly from their radiographs...
- Sternalis muscle: an underestimated anterior chest wall anatomical variant
Department of Anatomy and Molecular Embryology, Medical Faculty, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
J Cardiothorac Surg 6:73. 2011
..Moreover, its presence may be misdiagnosed as a wide range of benign and malignant anterior chest wall lesions and tumors...
- Major bleeding during negative pressure wound/V.A.C.®--therapy for postsurgical deep sternal wound infection--a critical appraisal
Jan J Van Wingerden
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Cardiothorac Surg 6:121. 2011
..The authors propose the adoption of a simple checklist in such cases...
- Estimating sex of the human skeleton based on metrics of the sternum
Department of Anthropology, Texas State University San Marcos, San Marcos, TX 78666, United States
Forensic Sci Int 219:290.e1-7. 2012
..Previous research has shown that analyzing the sternum may lead to an accurate estimation of sex based on studies performed on various populations around the globe, ..
- Clinical outcome of patients with deep sternal wound infection managed by vacuum-assisted closure compared to conventional therapy with open packing: a retrospective analysis
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center North Rhine Westfalia, Ruhr University of Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Ann Thorac Surg 79:526-31. 2005
..We therefore compared clinical outcome of patients whose sternal infection was managed with the vacuum-assisted closure system or with the conventional procedure of open packing...
- Postoperative mediastinitis in children: epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors for Gram-negative pathogens
Caroline B Long
Divisions of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:315-9. 2005
..Mediastinitis, although an infrequent complication of median sternotomy, represents a significant source of morbidity and mortality...
- Deep sternal wound infection requiring revision surgery: impact on mid-term survival following cardiac surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B15 2TH, United Kingdom
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:673-8. 2008
..To assess the impact of deep sternal wound infection on in-hospital mortality and mid-term survival following adult cardiac surgery...
- Force required to elevate the sternum of pectus excavatum patients
Eric W Fonkalsrud
Department of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
J Am Coll Surg 195:575-7. 2002
- Prospective evaluation of a new sternal closure method with thermoreactive clips
Department of Cardiac Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 22:571-5. 2002
..The aim of our study is to evaluate the role of thermal-dependent shape-memory Nitillium clips in reducing the incidence of sternal dehiscence following sternotomy...
- Focal dermal hypoplasia associated with split sternum--Goltz syndrome
Júlio César Loguercio Leite
Medical Genetics Service Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil
Clin Dysmorphol 14:37-9. 2005
..We report on a baby girl with multiple malformations, including focal dermal hypoplasia, characteristic facial features, skeletal anomalies and split sternum.
- Optimisation of bone marrow aspiration from the equine sternum for the safe recovery of mesenchymal stem cells
Clinical Science and Pathobiology Division, Equine Research Institute, Japan Racing Association, Tokami cho, Japan
Equine Vet J 43:288-94. 2011
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy for orthopaedic disease is being used with increasing frequency; there is a need to define a safe, reliable and effective technique for the recovery of MSCs from the sternum of the horse.
- Coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery: attachment to and accumulation on sternal fixation stainless steel wires
Department of Clinical Medicine, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
APMIS 115:142-51. 2007
..Nevertheless, the ability to produce biofilm was found to be present significantly more frequently among SWI isolates than among contaminants...
- Impact of deep sternal wound infection management with vacuum-assisted closure therapy followed by sternal osteosynthesis: a 15-year review of 23,499 sternotomies
Department of Cardiac and Plastic Surgery, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 37:880-7. 2010
..This study was undertaken to examine the outcome of patients with deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) now treated with vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy as a bridge to sternal osteosynthesis with horizontal titanium plate fixation...
- Schwannoma of the sternum
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
Ann Thorac Surg 89:1280-1. 2010
..We herein report a case of intraosseous schwannoma of the sternum, which was associated with various difficulties in regard to making an accurate preoperative diagnosis...
- Effect of an implantable gentamicin-collagen sponge on sternal wound infections following cardiac surgery: a randomized trial
Division of Perioperative Clinical Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, PO Box 3094, Durham, NC 27710, USA
JAMA 304:755-62. 2010
..A large, 2-center, randomized trial in Sweden reported in 2005 that the sponge reduced surgical site infection by 50% in cardiac patients...
- Titanium plates support for chest wall reconstruction with Gore-Tex dual mesh after sternochondral resection
Abdel Mohsen Hamad
Department of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:779-80. 2009
..The pectoralis muscles flaps were approximated in the midline to cover the dual mesh...
- Surgicel Nu-Knit hemostat for bleeding control of fragile sternum
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Munich, Germany
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:605-6. 2005
- Sternalis muscle: a new crossed subtype, classification, and surgical applications
Department of Anatomy and Molecular Embryology, Medical Faculty, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
Ann Plast Surg 67:646-8. 2011
..Likewise, its superficial location makes it an ideal candidate for utilization as a muscular flap in plastic reconstruction of the head and neck region...
- Sternal surgical-site infection following coronary artery bypass graft: prevalence, microbiology, and complications during a 42-month period
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, St John Hospital and Medical Center, 22101 Moross Road, Detroit, MI 48236, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:468-71. 2004
..We analyzed surgical factors, microbiology, and complications at a 608-bed community teaching hospital to identify opportunities for prevention...
- Negative-pressure wound therapy for deep sternal wound infections reduces the rate of surgical interventions for early re-infections
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:406-10. 2012
..To evaluate the outcome of treatment for deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) in a nationwide patient cohort, before and after the introduction of negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT)...
- Sternalis muscle: importance in surgery of the breast
Department of Surgical Oncology, M S Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, 560054, Bangalore, India
Surg Radiol Anat 25:311-4. 2003
..The depth at which internal mammary nodes are irradiated may also vary in the presence of the muscle. In addition, it should not be mistaken for recurrence on follow-up...
- Sternalis muscle: a mystery still
Department of Anatomy, American University of the Caribbean, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Folia Morphol (Warsz) 63:147-9. 2004
..A matter of debate is the sternalis muscle. We present a review of the literature of the sternalis muscle with special emphasis on its clinical anatomy...
- A subtotal sternectomy successfully reconstructed with composix mesh
Department of Surgery, Shinshu University, School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan
Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 12:420-4. 2006
..This prosthesis was thought to be very suitable due to the ease of handling, good stability, and prevention of adhesion. In comparison to conventional prostheses, these points could be advantageous...
- Vertebral fractures and concomitant fractures of the sternum
Mihai H Vioreanu
National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Republic of Ireland
Int Orthop 29:339-42. 2005
..A possible fourth column in thoracic spine fractures. Spine 18(13):1916-1919]...
- The evaluation of diagnostic accordance between plain radiography and bone scintigraphy for the assessment of sternum and rib fractures in the early period of blunt trauma
Ege University Medical School, Emergency Department, , Turkey
Ulus Travma Derg 7:242-5. 2001
..Lateral radiograph of the sternum showed fracture in 10 (52.6%), while scintigraphy suggested fracture in 14 (73...
- [Analysis and long-term survival in sternectomy with plastic reconstruction for primary and secondary neoplasms of the sternum]
Divisione di Chirurgia Toracica, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milano
Chir Ital 53:485-94. 2001
From January 1980 to December 1999, 88 patients underwent surgical resection for tumours involving the sternum. Thirty were males, aged 16 to 76 years, and 58 females, aged 23 to 78 years (mean ages: 48 and 53 years, respectively)...
- Effect of the novel low molecular weight hydrolyzed chicken sternal cartilage extract, BioCell Collagen, on improving osteoarthritis-related symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Alexander G Schauss
AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc, Puyallup, Washington 98373, United States
J Agric Food Chem 60:4096-101. 2012
..001). BCC was well tolerated and found to be effective in managing OA-associated symptoms over the study period, thereby improving patient's activities of daily living. BCC can be considered a potential complement to current OA therapies...
- Sternal bands for closure of midline sternotomy leads to better wound healing
Department of Cardiac Surgery, BM Birla Heart Research Centre, 1 1 National Library Avenue, Kolkata 700027, India
Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 15:59-63. 2007
..Only 3 (0.76%) of 395 patients in whom sternal bands were also used, required re-operation for dehiscence. The difference was highly significant. It was concluded that use of sternal bands leads to a more stable union...
- Cerebral and somatic oxygen saturation decrease after delayed sternal closure in children after cardiac surgery
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine and Holtz Children s Hospital Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL 33136, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:894-900. 2010
..We hypothesized that cerebral and somatic regional oxygen saturation correlate with indicators of hemodynamic compromise after delayed sternal closure in children undergoing cardiac surgery...
- 'Extended deep inferior epigastric artery flaps' for reconstruction after excision of chondrosarcoma sternum
R K Sharma
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
Br J Plast Surg 58:1004-6. 2005
We describe a case of chondrosarcoma of the sternum requiring wide full thickness chest wall excision thereby creating a difficult defect for reconstruction...
- Sternal nourishment in various conditions of vascularization
Alexander A Fokin
The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heineman Medical Research Laboratories, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 79:1352-7. 2005
..Early changes in sternal perfusion were studied after midline sternotomy and different methods of mammary artery (MA) harvesting...
- Mediastinitis after more than 10,000 cardiac surgical procedures
Anne M Eklund
Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Ann Thorac Surg 82:1784-9. 2006
..Poststernotomy mediastinitis as a complication is rare but disastrous. We assessed incidence, predisposing factors for, and outcome from, mediastinitis after cardiac surgery...
- Solitary Langerhans cell histiocytosis arising from sternum: a case report
Tae Hwan Park
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 110 746, South Korea
J Pediatr Surg 47:e9-12. 2012
..In extremely rare cases, the tumor can occur in the sternum. A 4-year-old girl presented to our institution with a firm, nontender mass in her anterior chest that had ..
- Variants of sternal insertion of the pectoral muscle on mammography: a pictorial review
Jennifer N Cawson
St Vincent s Breastscreen, St Vincent s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Clin Radiol 57:442-8. 2002
..Familiarity with the different presentations of this muscle insertion will facilitate recognition and prevent unnecessary investigations...
- Morphometric analysis of the sternum
Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University J J Strossmayer, Osijek, Croatia
Coll Antropol 30:43-7. 2006
b>Sternum has a great clinical significance, considering that median sternotomy is the most common surgical approach used in cardiac surgery...
- Video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a giant anterior mediastinal tumor (lipoma) using an original sternum-lifting technique
Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Kyushu Medical Center, Fukuoka, Japan
Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 53:565-8. 2005
..the complete thoracoscopic resection of a giant lipoma (18x15x5 cm, 560 g) in a 33-year-old man using an original sternum-lifting technique...
- Insufficiency fracture of the sternum simulating myocardial infarction: case report and review of the literature
South Akita Orthopedic Clinic, Katagami, Japan
Tohoku J Exp Med 211:89-93. 2007
..Insufficiency fracture of the sternum is rare among all kinds of fractures...
- Hoxc-9 mutant mice show anterior transformation of the vertebrae and malformation of the sternum and ribs
Bio Signal Pathway Project, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology in Meiji Institute of Health Science, Japan
Mech Dev 51:265-73. 1995
..Bending and fusion of the ribs were observed. Eight or nine pairs of ribs were attached to the sternum. The sternum showed an abnormal pattern of ossification...
- Follicular thyroid carcinoma: metastasis to the sternum, 13 years after total thyroidectomy
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Int J Clin Pract 60:1506-8. 2006
Primary and metastatic malignancies of the sternum are uncommon...
- Effect of delayed sternal closure after cardiac surgery on respiratory function in ventilated infants
Physiotherapy Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
Crit Care Med 29:1798-802. 2001
..Accurate assessment of change in respiratory system compliance after any therapeutic intervention may be precluded by changes in tracheal tube leak during the procedure...
- Risk factors for sternal wound infection and mid-term survival following coronary artery bypass surgery
John C Y Lu
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Cardiothoracic Centre Liverpool, Thomas Drive, L14 3PE, Liverpool, UK
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:943-9. 2003
..To identify risk factors for sternal wound infection following coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), and to compare early and mid-term survival outcome...
- Thyroid carcinoma metastasis to the sternum: resection and reconstruction
Head and Neck Surgery Department, Jules Bordet Cancer Institute, , B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Acta Chir Belg 101:253-5. 2001
Metastases of thyroid carcinoma to the sternum are not so frequent and ablative surgery enables the patients to live longer with a better quality of life...
- Pictorial review: MRI of the sternum and sternoclavicular joints
Glenfield Hospital NHS Trust, Leicester LE3 9QP, UK
Br J Radiol 75:627-34. 2002
The sternum and sternoclavicular joints are difficult to evaluate with plain radiographs...
- Computed tomography of the sternum and mediastinum after median sternotomy
C Y Bitkover
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Ann Thorac Surg 68:858-63. 1999
..Computed tomography was evaluated for its ability to diagnose mediastinitis and sternal dehiscence, and a reference material of normally healing median sternotomies was created...
- [Endoscopic surgery with the sternum-lifting method]
Department of Chest Surgery, Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka, Japan
Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 107:273-7. 2006
..Indications for VATS-T have been expanded by ensuring sufficient space for easy endoscope manipulation using the sternum-lifting method...
- [Treatment and classification of thoracic fracture accompanied with sternum fracture]
Department of Orthopaedics, Chenggong Hospital Affiliated to Xiamen University, China
Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 36:1199-205. 2011
To determine the characteristics, classification, and treatment of thoracic fracture accompanied with sternum fracture.
- Giant congenital aortic aneurysm with cleft sternum, supraumbilical raphé, and hemangiomatosis: report and review
Department of Human Genetics, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
Am J Med Genet 90:243-5. 2000
..Congenital aortic aneurysm is an ominous malformation that has to be systematically searched in children with the sternal malformation/vascular dysplasia complex...
- Infections of the mediastinum
Kalliopi A Athanassiadi
Department of Thoracic Surgery, General Hospital of Piraeus, Athens Greece, 34A Konstantinoupoleosstr, Holargos, 15562 Athens, Greece
Thorac Surg Clin 19:37-45, vi. 2009
..In cases of acute mediastinitis, treatment should always be directed toward the primary pathology and the clinical presentation. In chronic cases, surgical treatment is only palliative...
- Tuberculosis of sternum: three cases with different presentations
Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029
J Assoc Physicians India 57:595-6. 2009
b>Sternum is resistant to infections and thus infrequent site of osteomyelitis. Involvement of sternum by Mycobacterium tuberculosis is rare...
- Risk factors for mediastinitis following median sternotomy in children
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:613-8. 2007
..The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for mediastinitis in a cohort of children undergoing cardiothoracic surgery at a tertiary care children's hospital...
- Delayed sternal closure: an effective procedure for life-saving in open-heart surgery
Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 10:163-7. 2010
..To determine the incidence, short term survival and safety of delayed sternal closure following open-heart operation due to myocardial edema, non-surgical bleeding and malignant arrhythmia...
- Total sternal reconstruction using a titanium plate-supported methyl methacrylate sandwich
Taek Yeon Lee
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 84:664-6. 2007
..After previously failed attempts to wean the patient from the ventilator, this reconstruction allowed successful separation from ventilatory support in 6 days...
- Management of open chest and delayed sternal closure with the vacuum assisted closure system: preliminary experience
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, AKH Vienna, Wahringer Gurtel, Vienna, Austria
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:801-4. 2008
..The decision to leave the sternum open was made electively in all patients at the time of primary operation or reexploration...
- Displaced fractured sternum following blunt chest trauma
Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Wash 99352, USA
J Emerg Nurs 34:83-5. 2008
- Poststernotomy mediastinitis: a review of conventional surgical treatments, vacuum-assisted closure therapy and presentation of the Lund University Hospital mediastinitis algorithm
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:898-905. 2006
..Finally, we suggest a structured algorithm for using VAC therapy for treatment of poststernotomy mediastinitis in clinical practice...
- Long term mortality of deep sternal wound infection after coronary artery bypass surgery
Aline Alexandra Iannoni de de Moraes
Institute Dante Pazzanese of Cardiology, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc 27:377-82. 2012
..International studies show that these patients are also at increased cardiovascular mortality risk in long-term follow-up. However, data are scarce and there is no national data...
- Simple and reliable way in sternum wound coverage--tripedicle pectoralis major musculocutaneous flap
Erh Kang Chou
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Microsurgery 28:441-6. 2008
..We tried to utilize the cutaneous pedicle to provide a reliable skin coverage and decrease the wound dehiscence rate in lower one third sternal wound...
- Bifid sternum: neonatal surgical treatment
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Policlinico Sant Orsola, University of Bologna, Italy
Ann Thorac Surg 69:267-9. 2000
The sternal cleft is a rare congenital anomaly resulting from a fusion failure of the sternum, generally observed at birth and asymptomatic...
- Primary synovial sarcoma of the sternum: computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings
Department of Radiology, Imakiire General Hospital
Radiat Med 23:208-12. 2005
..computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of a rare case of synovial sarcoma of the sternum in an 86-year-old man...
- Measurement of paraben concentrations in human breast tissue at serial locations across the breast from axilla to sternum
The Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT, UK
J Appl Toxicol 32:219-32. 2012
..acid (parabens) were measured using HPLC-MS/MS at four serial locations across the human breast from axilla to sternum using human breast tissue collected from 40 mastectomies for primary breast cancer in England between 2005 and ..
- Giant epidermoid cyst in the sternum region
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kocatepe University, School of Medicine, Afyon, Turkey
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:243-5. 2008
- Giant cell tumor of the sternum: a case report and review of the literature
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1 1 Mukogawa Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663 8501, Japan
Anticancer Res 28:4117-20. 2008
Giant cell tumor (GCT) is a relatively common and locally aggressive benign bone tumor. The sternum is a rare location. To date, only four cases have been reported with detailed information...
- Gelatin sheet incorporating basic fibroblast growth factor enhances healing of devascularized sternum in diabetic rats
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Circulation 104:I325-9. 2001
BACKGROUND: Poor healing of the sternum often limits the use of bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITAs) after coronary bypass surgery in diabetic patients...
- Frequency of rib and sternum fractures associated with out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation is underestimated by conventional chest X-ray
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, The Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, 35, Anichstr, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Resuscitation 60:157-62. 2004
Fractured ribs and sternum are frequent complications of thoracic compression during CPR in adults...
- Surgical reconstruction for absence of sternum and pericardium in a newborn
Pediatric Cardiology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
Indian J Pediatr 73:367-8. 2006
We report the surgical management of a 3 day old baby with absent sternum and pericardium with impending rupture of the skin cover...
- Reconstruction for sternal osteomyelitis at the lower third of sternum
Chao Hsiang Lee
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 63:633-41. 2010
..Treatment of the wounds at the upper two-thirds is easier with pectoralis major muscle or other flaps. However, there would be more problems with the lower one-third sternal wounds...
- Complications associated with the Nuss procedure: continued evolution of the learning curve
Ravindra K Vegunta
Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL, USA
Am J Surg 195:313-6; discussion 316-7. 2008
..We report unusual and/or significant complications encountered during and after the Nuss Procedure for pectus excavatum...
- Sternum wound contraction and distension during negative pressure wound therapy when using a rigid disc to prevent heart and lung rupture
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lund University and Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
J Cardiothorac Surg 6:42. 2011
..against this lethal complication by preventing the heart from being drawn up against the sharp edges of the sternum. The aim of the present study was to determine whether a rigid barrier can be safely inserted over the heart with ..
- Osteosynthetic thoracic stabilization after complete resection of the sternum
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Center Munich, Clinic at the Technical University, Munich, Germany
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:391-3. 2007
We present a case of a 66-year-old diabetic patient with chronic non-healing sternum after CABG operation...
- Sternal tuberculosis after sternotomy for coronary artery bypass surgery: a case report and review of the literature
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, SUT Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:1365-6. 2007