Is Routine Sternotomy Necessary for Organ Recovery from Deceased Donors? A Comparative Retrospective Study

Yilmaz M., Piskin T., Akbulut S., Ersan V., Gonultas F., Yilmaz S.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.44, no.6, pp.1644-1647, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.04.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1644-1647


Background. Traditionally, sternotomy and laparotomy are performed to recover thoracoabdominal organs from deceased donors; however, recovering abdominal organs without sternotomy is possible. We evaluated and compared organ recovery from deceased donors, with and without sternotomy.