Tremendous bleeding complication after vacuum-assisted sternal closure

Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) of complex infected wounds has recently gained popularity among various surgical specialties. The system is based on the application of negative pressure by controlled suction to the wound s
Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) of complex infected wounds has recently gained popularity among various surgical specialties. The system is based on the application of negative pressure by controlled suction to the wound surface. The effectiveness of the VAC System on microcirculation and the promotion of granulation tissue proliferation are proved. In our case report we illustrate a scenario were a patient developed severe bleeding from the ascending aorta by penetration of wire fragments in the vessel. We conclude that all free particles in the sternum have to be removed completely before negative pressure is used.
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Author:Arndt-Holger Kiessling, Andreas Lehmann, Frank Isgro, Anton Moritz
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-90372
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2011/02/24
Year of first Publication:2011
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2011/02/24
Note:
© 2011 Kiessling et al. ; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
Source:Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011, 6:16 ; doi:10.1186/1749-8090-6-16 ; http://www.cardiothoracicsurgery.org/content/6/1/16/abstract
HeBIS PPN:231836805
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 2.0

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