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, cilt.19, ss.273-275, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.028
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.273-275

Özet

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.