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Deep sternal wound infection and dehiscence has been classified as complex wound, and its treatment is a challenge for the surgeon. There are many flap choices for its treatment, each one having advantages and drawbacks. The article by Wang et al. evidenced that the unilateral pectoralis major muscle flap is a simple and effective option for wound closure resulting from sternotomy dehiscence in infants and children. The report discussed herein highlights that the unilateral pectoralis major muscle flap has been a good and feasible option for the reconstruction of the sternal wound in adults, as previously described by our group and other authors. This technique presents low morbidity and acceptable esthetic and functional results, providing stability to the sternal region.© 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC.


Pedro S Coltro, Jayme A Farina Junior. The role of the unilateral pectoralis major muscle flap in the treatment of deep sternal wound infection and dehiscence. Journal of cardiac surgery. 2022 Apr 26

PMID: 35471579

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