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, cilt.44, ss.1644-1647, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.