ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Treatment of Late Developed Mediastinitis After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Case Report
Münevver YÜKSEL, Tahir YAĞDI, Tanzer ÇALKAVUR, Fatih İSLAMOĞLU
Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, İzmir
In recent years coagulase negative staphylococci have been recognized as important pathogens after cardiac operations, especially in cases with implanted foreign materials. We experienced a case of delayed mediastinitis, who had two coronary bypass grafting operations. An interval is 40 months after second operation. A polytetrafluorothylene sheet which had been placed at the second operation around the right internal mammarian artery was explanted. Wound debritment and primary closure using a pectoral advancement flap was performed. For six months after repair, he was free from recurrence.
Keywords : Coronary artery bypass surgery, mediastinit
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