Excessive breast skin necrosis after single internal mammary artery harvesting

  • Zlatko Vlajcic
  • Rado Zic
  • Zdenko Stanec
Keywords: mediastinal infection, sternum, wound dehiscence, CABG, arterial grafts


There are still a lot of contradictory reports about single or bilateral, pedicled or skeletonized internal mammary artery (IMA) harvesting and its implication on sternal microcirculation and wound complications even in diabetic patients. We present the case of excessive breast skin necrosis after single IMA harvesting in a diabetic patient with necrosis progression far from the acute phase that finally has demanded for breast amputation.


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Vlajcic Z, Zic R, Stanec Z. Excessive breast skin necrosis after single internal mammary artery harvesting. Acta Chir. Croat. [Internet]. 2011Dec.1 [cited 2023Jan.30];8(1):37-1. Available from: https://acc.hkd.com.hr/index.php/ACC/article/view/43
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