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Body rejecting sternal wires

  • 1.  Body rejecting sternal wires

    Posted 08-08-2019 09:32
    I’ve had 2 open heart surgeries, the first quadruple bypass, the second an aortic valve replacement and double bypass..2 months later I developed a lump center chest. Had surgery in May for sternal abscess with fistula. A piece of wire was taken out, however have been trying to get this to heal for months. It will heal and within a week a lump will develop, burst, and we start over again.
    Now they are saying I need another surgery to remove more wires. Has anyone else encountered this?
    Thx Mari
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