Acinetobacter Mediastinitis in a Heart Transplant Patient

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

We report a 56-year-old who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation following left ventricular assist device bridge to transplantation. His postoperative course was complicated by severe sternal wound infection with Acinetobacter species requiring extensive debridement and reconstruction with a pectoralis major flap. This was followed by a total sternectomy, pectoralis flap debridement, and vacuum-assisted dressing.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles