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Post-mediastinitis ventricle rupture: closing the chest without closing the heart?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15383064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Right ventricular rupture following mediastinitis is an unusual but potentially life-threatening complication of cardiac surgery, related to the "open" debridement technique. There are few reports of complex surgical management including repair of the tear and wound closure with omentoplasty or muscle flap with ECC. We report the case of a patient with a right ventricular rupture complicating mediastinitis, which was successfully treated by direct closure of the chest wall without repairing the ventricle tearing and without ECC. We believe that it can be a quick and effective solution at first attempt, and may be a successful and definitive treatment.
P-J Corbi; C-P M Jayle; T Lemonnier; P-M Menu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2004 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-22     Completed Date:  2005-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Unit, Poitiers University Hospital Center, France.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects
Heart Rupture / etiology,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles*
Mediastinitis / etiology
Middle Aged
Thoracic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Thoracic Wall / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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