Acinetobacter Mediastinitis in a Heart Transplant Patient

Robert S. George, Emma J. Birks, Saleem Haj-Yahia, Christopher T. Bowles, Anne Hall, Asghar Khaghani, Mario Petrou

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We report a 56-year-old who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation following left ventricular assist device bridge to transplantation. His postoperative course was complicated by severe sternal wound infection with Acinetobacter species requiring extensive debridement and reconstruction with a pectoralis major flap. This was followed by a total sternectomy, pectoralis flap debridement, and vacuum-assisted dressing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-716
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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