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Titanium plate osteosynthesis for the correction of severe sternal deformity in a 13-year-old boy


Plass, A; Grünenfelder, J; Prêtre, René; Genoni, M (2008). Titanium plate osteosynthesis for the correction of severe sternal deformity in a 13-year-old boy. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 7(5):935-937.

Abstract

In a 13-year-old boy a correction of an atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) was performed at the age of one year and a mitral valve reconstruction at the age of two years. The patient developed, after two median sternotomies, a massive sternal deformity. At the age of 12 years another mitral valve reconstruction had to be performed. At this time titanium plates were used for sternal closure and correction of the deformity. Six months later, and after a CT-follow-up, the plates could be removed with a very satisfying result. Sternal plate osteosynthesis represents an excellent alternative for the correction of difficult sternal closures and deformities in adults as well as in children.

Abstract

In a 13-year-old boy a correction of an atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) was performed at the age of one year and a mitral valve reconstruction at the age of two years. The patient developed, after two median sternotomies, a massive sternal deformity. At the age of 12 years another mitral valve reconstruction had to be performed. At this time titanium plates were used for sternal closure and correction of the deformity. Six months later, and after a CT-follow-up, the plates could be removed with a very satisfying result. Sternal plate osteosynthesis represents an excellent alternative for the correction of difficult sternal closures and deformities in adults as well as in children.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:28 Jan 2009 11:22
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:54
Publisher:European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
ISSN:1569-9285
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1510/icvts.2007.174565
PubMed ID:18469009

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