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Combined application of Robicsek procedure and thermoreactive nitinol clips for treating a patient with sternal dehiscence

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Postopereative sternal dehiscence is one of the most important complications of median sternotomy which may cause pulmonary dysfunction and mediastinitis. We are reporting a patient with sternal dehiscence after coronary artery bypass surgery that underwent application of thermoreactive nitinol clips in addition to Robicsek procedure. Using thermoreactive nitinol clips method together with Robicsek procedure may be a valuable technique for preventing recurrent sternal dehiscence for patients who are candidates of noninfective recurrent sternal dehiscence.

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Cakir, H. , Besir, Y. , Yurekli, I. , Donmez, K. , Celik, E. , Kestelli, M. , Yetkin, U. and Gurbuz, A. (2013) Combined application of Robicsek procedure and thermoreactive nitinol clips for treating a patient with sternal dehiscence. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 3, 412-413. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2013.36064.

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