Omentopexy After Sternal Dehiscence And Severe Mediastinitis


  • Tahir Saleem
  • Azhar Rashid
  • M .B. Y Bilal
  • Shahab Naqvi
  • Qasim Butt
  • Zahid Ulla
  • Afsheen Iqbal
  • Kamal Saleem
  • Inam Ullah
  • M R. Kiyani


Sternal dehiscence, mediastinitis, pectoroplasty, omentopexy.


First patient requiring omentopexy for complete sternal dehiscence with severe
mediastinitis at AFICINIHD is reported. It was performed after conventional methods
and pectoroplasty had failed to help the patient. Omentum was brought into the chest
through a tunnel which adequately filled the gap, skin closure was done conveniently.
Infection was controlled by abdominal policeman rapidly. Patient had good and rapid
postoperative recovery.