Skin grafting for repair of a cardiac laceration

Robert S.D. Higgins, Richard Stahl, John C. Baldwin

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Rupture of the right ventricle has been reported as a complication of closed catheter irrigation in poststernotomy mediastinitis. We report the case of a right ventricular rupture that was repaired with a deepithelialized dermal skin graft. The technique is described and management options for these difficult wounds are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1161-1163
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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