publication . Article . Other literature type . 1989

Donor site morbidity following harvesting of autogenous rib grafts

George C. Sotereanos; Chris A. Skouteris;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 1989 Journal: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, volume 47, pages 808-812 (issn: 0278-2391, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
The complications associated with harvesting were retrospectively evaluated in 28 patients in whom a total of 31 rib resections had been performed. There was one pleural tear that was repaired without resultant pneumothorax. There was no incidence of pneumothorax, pulmonary complications, or wound infection or breakdown. Long-term follow-up showed no chronic donor site pain or unsightly scars.
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Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseasesrespiratory system
free text keywords: Surgery, Oral Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Pneumothorax, medicine.disease, medicine, Anesthesia, Wound infection, Scars, medicine.symptom, Complication, business.industry, business, medicine.medical_specialty
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