ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
VERTEBRAL OSTEOMYELITIS AFTER OPEN HEART SURGERY: A SEVERE COMPLICATION OF MEDIASTINITIS
Mustafa GÜDEN, Belhan AKPINAR, Ertan SAĞBAŞ, İlhan SANİSOĞLU,*Mustafa ŞİRVANCI, Zehra BAYRAMOĞLU, Barış ÇAYNAK, Alper YÜKSEL
Kadir Has Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Florence Nightingale Hastanesi Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
*Kadir Has Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
Mediastinitis is a severe complication after open heart surgery. Vertebral osteomyelitis is a very rare complication of mediastinitis. Between 1993 and 2000, a vertebral osteomyelitis was observed in one patient received the treatment of mediastinitis after open heart surgery in Florence Nightingale Hospital. Considering its severe results and importance of early diagnosis vertebral osteomyelitis must be kept in mind in presence of back pain during the treatment of mediastinitis.
Keywords : Osteoriyelits, mediastinits, complication, back pain
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