Homograft patch repair for hemorrhagic mediastinitis

Mark C. Felger, O. La Wayne Miller, John H. Calhoon, Edward Y. Sako, Scott B. Johnson, Gregory P. Wittpenn, J. Kent Trinkle

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Abstract

Hemorrhage from the heart and great vessels is a potentially lethal complication of post-sternotomy mediastinitis. We report 2 cases in which a cryopreserved descending thoracic aortic homograft was used successfully to repair defects of the ascending aorta and right ventricle in the setting of active mediastinal infection. An overview of mediastinitis and management strategies for life-threatening mediastinal bleeding is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-191
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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