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International Journal of Cardiovascular Research

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Pectoralis Major Muscle Flap in the Treatment of Post CABG Sternal Defects

Vijay Yashpal Bhatia*, Pramod Achuthan Menon, Susant Mishra and Sukumar H Mehta
Department of Plastic Surgery, Vadilal Sarabhai Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
Corresponding author : Dr Vijay Yashpal Bhatia
MS MCh, HOU and Professor Department of Plastic Surgery, Vadilal Sarabhai Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
E-mail: bhatia101@gmail.com
Received: December 12, 2012 Accepted: January 03, 2013 Published: January 21, 2013
Citation: Bhatia VY, Menon PA, Mishra S, Mehta SH (2013) Pectoralis Major Muscle Flap in the Treatment of Post CABG Sternal Defects. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000117

Abstract

Pectoralis Major Muscle Flap in the Treatment of Post CABG Sternal Defects

The incidence of infected sternotomy wounds after median sternotomy for cardiovascular surgery is about (0.5% to 5%) and it is associated with significant morbidity and a long period of treatment. Today, muscle flaps, such as the Pectoralis major, are widely accepted as a mainstay of reconstructive options. A wide variety of modifications of the Pectoralis muscle flap for coverage of sternal defects are available depending upon the location of defect use of internal mammary artery. We would like to share our experience with Pectoralis major muscle flaps to cover the sternal defects.

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