Costochondritis Caused by Aspergillus flavus Following Cardiac Surgery

  • Seyed Jalil Mirhosseini Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mehrdad Salehi Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Sadegh Ali-Hassan-Sayegh Mail Yazd Cardiovascular Researches Center, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Khalil Forouzannia Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Ali Akbar Karimi-Bondarabadi Yazd Cardiovascular Researches Center, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
Keywords:
Aspergillus flavus, Cardiac surgery, Costochondritis

Abstract

Mediastinitis is an infrequent complication after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) that is associated with prolonged intensive care unit and hospital stay, and increased early and late morbidity and mortality. Patients with mediastinitis have an osteoporotic, fragile, and broken sternum. All foreign bodies as well as infected tissue should be removed. Osteomyelitis of sternum often perseveres after debridement for mediastinitis. In this report, we describe an unusual case of costochondritis caused by aspergillosis following off pump CABG surgery in a male patient in Yazd-Iran.

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Mirhosseini SJ, Salehi M, Ali-Hassan-Sayegh S, Forouzannia K, Karimi-Bondarabadi AA. Costochondritis Caused by Aspergillus flavus Following Cardiac Surgery. Acta Med Iran. 51(10):733-735.
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