This site is not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 (or older).

Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox.

Efficacy of Primary Closure Technique in Treatment of Post-Sternotomy Mediastinitis in Pediatric Group: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Friday, October 28, 2022

Submitted by


Fadaly AS, Abdellatif GM, Saeed SE, Brik A, Elsharawy M, Deebis A, Elfwakhry RM, Shemais DS

This randomized trial assessed the efficacy of vacuum-assisted sternal closure as compared to primary closure technique in the treatment of post-cardiac surgery mediastinitis in a pediatric age group. Out of 101 patients, the chance of survival six months post-surgery was higher for the primary sternal closure group. The study concluded that primary sternal closure technique is favorable over vacuum-assisted closure technique in pediatric cases.

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments