Pectoralis major muscle flaps for closure of sternal defects
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A reliable and simple technique involving the use of pectoralis major muscle flaps is described for the closure of sternal and costal cartilage defects caused by debridement for chronic osteomyelitis following median sternotomy. No bone grafts, omentum flaps or skin grafts have been needed in more than 20 patients.
Key wordsPectoralis major muscle flap Sternum defects, closure
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