Omentum flap as a salvage procedure in deep sternal wound infection
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.
Nick Spindler,1 Christian D Etz,2 Martin Misfeld,2 Christoph Josten,1 Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr,2 Stefan Langer1
1Department 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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