Yıl 2018, Cilt 4, Sayı 4, Sayfalar 308 - 313 2018-10-04

Sternal cable wires for sternal closure in moderately or extremely obese patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Yusuf Ata [1] , Ufuk Aydın [2] , Ahmet Kağan As [3] , Kadir Kaan Özsin [4] , Orhan Fındık [5] , Tamer Türk [6]

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Objectives: Sternal dehiscence is a frequent complication after cardiac surgery. Our study focused on the efficiency of a sternal cable system combined with conventional steel wires for sternal fixation in patients suffering from moderate or extreme obesity and undergoing cardiac surgery.

Methods: Prospectively collected data from 22 male and 41 female patients (a mean body mass index [BMI] of 37.9 ± 2.5 kg/m2) who underwent major cardiac surgery via median sternotomy and sternal closure using a multifilament sternal cable system were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed.

Results: All patients were closed with a conjunction of two sternal cables and two traditional steel wires. There were two mortalities. There were no occurrences of sternal dehiscence or deep mediastinitis. Three patients suffered superficial sternal wound infections. The mean hospitalization time was 8.4 ± 2.5 days.

Conclusion: Our study showed that our surgical technique using a sternal cable system in combination with conventional wires decreased the incidence of sternal dehiscence in moderately and extremely obese patients. 

Sternal dehiscence, cardiac surgery, obesity
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Orcid: 0000-0002-7464-2271
Yazar: Yusuf Ata (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-7981-9550
Yazar: Ufuk Aydın
Kurum: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-8098-4393
Yazar: Ahmet Kağan As
Kurum: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5933-9322
Yazar: Kadir Kaan Özsin
Kurum: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-6959-7069
Yazar: Orhan Fındık
Kurum: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-1668-020X
Yazar: Tamer Türk
Kurum: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Ülke: Turkey


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APA Ata, Y , Aydın, U , As, A , Özsin, K , Fındık, O , Türk, T . (2018). Sternal cable wires for sternal closure in moderately or extremely obese patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The European Research Journal, 4 (4), 308-313. DOI: 10.18621/eurj.429502
MLA Ata, Y , Aydın, U , As, A , Özsin, K , Fındık, O , Türk, T . "Sternal cable wires for sternal closure in moderately or extremely obese patients undergoing cardiac surgery". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 308-313 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/eurj/issue/32988/429502>
Chicago Ata, Y , Aydın, U , As, A , Özsin, K , Fındık, O , Türk, T . "Sternal cable wires for sternal closure in moderately or extremely obese patients undergoing cardiac surgery". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 308-313
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ISNAD Ata, Yusuf , Aydın, Ufuk , As, Ahmet Kağan , Özsin, Kadir Kaan , Fındık, Orhan , Türk, Tamer . "Sternal cable wires for sternal closure in moderately or extremely obese patients undergoing cardiac surgery". The European Research Journal 4 / 4 (Ekim 2018): 308-313. http://dx.doi.org/10.18621/eurj.429502