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Sternotomy wounds

Andrew Hodges

in A-Z of Plastic Surgery

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199546572
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191727009
Sternotomy wounds

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• 0.4–5% of median sternotomies get infected with a mortality of 5–50%. • Related to internal mammary artery (IMA) use

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Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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