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Omentum flap as a salvage procedure in deep sternal wound infection

Authors Rudman F, Barić D, Unić D

Received 15 September 2017

Accepted for publication 25 September 2017

Published 9 November 2017 Volume 2017:13 Pages 1495—1497


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

Franjo Rudman,1 Davor Barić,2 Daniel Unić2

1Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital “Dubrava”, 2Department of Cardiac and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital “Dubrava”, Zagreb, Croatia

We read with great interest the report by Dr Spindler and coworkers about the utilization of omentoplasty as salvage procedure in deep sternal wound infection.1 First of all, we congratulate the authors on the excellent results. Mortality rates in this high-risk cohort of patients can be attributed to advanced age, comorbidities, and other complications, but neither the timing nor the type of reconstruction performed.

Authors’ reply
Nick Spindler,1 Christian D Etz,2 Martin Misfeld,2 Christoph Josten,1 Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr,2 Stefan Langer1

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Traumatology and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig, 2Department of Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

With great interest, we have taken into account the annotations to our article “Omentum flap as a salvage procedure in deep sternal wound infection.”
We agree in great parts with the given remarks, as they summarize nicely our main statements expressed in the referred publication.

View the original paper by Spindler and colleagues.

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