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J Card Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb;24(1):93-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2008.00728.x. Epub 2008 Sep 12.

Rare complication after cardiac surgery: a case report of pyoderma gangrenosum.

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  • 1Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.


Pyoderma gangrenosum is an uncommon, idiopathic, chronic ulcerative inflammatory skin disease characterized by a rapidly progressive necrosis of the wound edges, and mimics a postoperative infection. Few cases have been reported after cardiothoracic surgery. We present a case of a pyoderma gangrenosum occurring after coronary artery bypass graft.

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