Tailored syringes as 'bridging skeleton' in delayed sternal closure of complex congenital heart operation

Y. S. Chen, I. S. Chiu, M. J. Wang, Ta-Liang Chen, F. L. Huang, S. H. Chu

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We propose a new technique using trimmed plastic syringes as a 'bridging skeleton' in delayed sternal closure for complex congenital heart surgery. The technique achieves at low cost good stability and the necessary compliance vital four ultimate survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-356
Number of pages2
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes



  • Delayed sternal closure
  • Syringe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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