Static and cine CT imaging to identify and characterize mediastinal adhesions as a potential complication for patients underdoing "redo sternotomy"

Nagina Malguria, Michael Hanley, Michael Steigner, Kanako K. Kumamaru, Nicole Wake, Marco Zenati, Frank J. Rybicki

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to describe the image acquisition, identification, and reporting of postoperative adhesions in patients undergoing CT for "redo sternotomy" surgical planning. CONCLUSION. Adhesions appear as linear fibrous bands that join structures in the mediastinum viewed on static images. Confirmation by cine imaging shows deformation of mediastinal structures. Identification and reporting of adhesions will likely guide surgeons to safer interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W72-W74
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013



  • Adhesions
  • Redo sternotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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