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One-stage sternal stenting with homograft bone after cardiac operation in pediatric patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9527234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Low cardiac output after open heart operations in neonates and infants carries a high mortality. Delayed sternal closure may be life-saving but may prolong hospital stay and increase costs. To circumvent these issues, we shaped homograft bone and interposed it between the sternal edges to allow primary wound closure in 2 pediatric patients. Midterm results are satisfactory.
J J Chu; C H Chang; P J Lin; W J Su; P P Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-21     Completed Date:  1998-04-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  846-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Transplantation / methods*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Child, Preschool
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
Infant, Newborn
Sternum / surgery*
Transplantation, Homologous
Comment In:
Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Apr;67(4):1209-10   [PMID:  10320293 ]

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