A modified "reversed-J-shaped" sternal skin incision in a patient who underwent coronary artery bypass operation concomitant with tracheostomy


GÜLMEN Ş., Kiris I., Ceylan B. G., Yanktas M., Okutan H.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.19, no.2, pp.273-275, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

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.