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Costochondritis: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3941849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of costochondritis of the chest wall is reviewed and four illustrative cases presented. Adequate debridement is the single most important factor to ensure eradication of this disease. Well-vascularized tissue coverage reduces ischemic factors, resists secondary infection by contamination, and promotes rapid healing. The pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, and rectus abdominis muscle flaps are the primary choices for pedicle-flap coverage. Antibiotic coverage was not extended beyond 3 weeks in these cases, and no recurrences have been noted over a 1- to 3-year follow-up.
Z N Chicarilli; S Ariyan; R S Stahl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1986 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-31     Completed Date:  1986-01-31     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycosis / complications
Cartilage / anatomy & histology
Cartilage Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Surgical Flaps

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