Acinetobacter Mediastinitis In A Heart Transplant Patient

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Aug;82(2):715-6.
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Robert S. George
Emma J. Birks
Saleem Haj-Yahia
Christopher T. Bowles
Anne Hall
Asghar Khaghani
Mario Petrou
Preferred Abstract (Original): 


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.