Treatment of isolated sternal fracture with a vacuum bell in an 8-year-old boy.

Sesia, Sergio Bruno; Heinrich, Daniel M; Kocher, Gregor; Haecker, Frank-Martin (2018). Treatment of isolated sternal fracture with a vacuum bell in an 8-year-old boy. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, 26(5), pp. 888-889. Oxford University Press 10.1093/icvts/ivx421

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Isolated sternal fractures are very rare in children. Pain management is the method of choice, but surgery may be indicated in selected cases with dislocated fractures. However, the indication for open reduction of sternal fractures is discussed controversially. To the best of our knowledge, we present the first report of a child with displaced isolated sternal fracture who was successfully treated by conservative means using a vacuum bell.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > Forschungsbereich Mu50 > Forschungsgruppe Thoraxchirurgie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Thoracic Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Faculty Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Sesia, Sergio Bruno and Kocher, Gregor

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1569-9293

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Michael Marti

Date Deposited:

10 Apr 2018 09:47

Last Modified:

12 Dec 2019 20:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/icvts/ivx421

PubMed ID:

29304223

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Children Conservative treatment Isolated sternal fracture Vacuum bell

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109986

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109986

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