Sternal wound dehiscence complicated by macromastia: report of two cases with discussion of literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Sternal wound dehiscence complicated by macromastia can be difficult to treat by standard musculocutaneous flaps alone. We present our experience with two cases of sternal wound dehiscence complicated by macromastia, and their subsequent healing with a combination of reduction mammoplasty and local musculocutaneous flaps. Reduction mammoplasty is a useful adjunctive procedure in patients with macromastia complicating sternal wound dehiscence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Roshan, A; Kotwal, A; Riaz, M; Stanley, PRW

Published Date

  • October 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 10

Start / End Page

  • e362 - e364

PubMed ID

  • 18614411

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-0539

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1748-6815

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bjps.2008.02.019


  • eng