ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A modified “reversed-J-shaped” sternal skin incision in a patient who underwent coronary artery bypass operation concomitant with tracheostomy
Şenol Gülmen1, İlker Kiriş1, Berit Gökçe Ceylan2, Murat Yarıktaş3, Hüseyin Okutan1
1Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Isparta
2Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anestezi ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Isparta
3Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Isparta
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.028
Tracheostomy concomitant with median sternotomy is known to increase the risk of sternal and mediastinal infections. In this article, we report a 59-year-old male patient who underwent tracheostomy concomitant with coronary artery bypass grafting surgery using a modified “reverse J-shaped” median sternal skin incision and full sternotomy to decrease the risk of sternal infection.
Keywords : Coronary artery bypass grafting; sternal skin incision; sternal wound infection; tracheostomy
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