Opening the sternum primarily is usually not associated with many problems but unexpected problems can occur. The same can be said of primary thoracotomy except in certain circumstances.

Problems during Primary Sternotomy

Problems during Sternal Reentry

Problems during Primary Thoracotomy

Problems during rethoracotomy

Recalcitrant Sternal Bleeding (Persistent Sternal bleeding)

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