Infection of the Sternum and costal Cartilages following Median Sternotomy Report of 4 cases.

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Ghufranullah Khan
Akhtar Hussain
Muhammad Rehman

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Infection of the sternum and costal cartilages has infrequently been reported. Infection of the sternotomy wound has been reported in 1.8 - 5% of median sternotomies, and the involvement of cartilages in extremely rare. When infection of the sternum and costal cartilages occur, these have been extremely difficult to eradicate and are associated with severe mobidity. Multiple operations which was followed by continuing infection have been the usual course of events. This has often resulted from a failure to appreciate the pathogenesis and surgical measures necessary for effective control of infection.

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Khan G, Hussain A, Rehman M. Infection of the Sternum and costal Cartilages following Median Sternotomy Report of 4 cases. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 6 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];11(2). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/590
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