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Lecompte's closed drainage method combined with omentoplasty: an elective treatment for acute mediastinitis after prosthetic replacement of the ascending aorta?--two successfully treated cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19341214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of acute mediastinitis after replacement of the ascending aorta are presented. Both were treated by debridment and immediate closure with placement of multiple Redon suction tubes (Lecompte's method) associated with a primary omentoplasty. Drainage was prolonged up to 15 and 20 days. Patients recovered without any complementary procedure and actual follow-up is respectively at 18 and 20 months. Indications and technique of this combined therapy are discussed.
L Mubenga; B Alliaume; J M Marnette; A P Brunet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-03     Completed Date:  2009-05-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Surgery Department, CHR de Namur, Namur, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aorta / surgery
Aortic Aneurysm / surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Drainage / methods*
Mediastinitis / surgery*
Middle Aged
Omentum / surgery*
Surgical Flaps*
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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