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Table 2 Time interval between primary sternotomy and clinical manifestations of DSWI

From: Bilateral-pectoral major muscle advancement flap combined with vacuum-assisted closure therapy for the treatment of deep sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery

  DSWI  
Time interval Number (%) Mean
≤7 days 3 (14.3) 20.7 days
8–14 days 9 (42.8)  
15–28 days 7 (33.3)  
≥29 days 2 (9.5)  
Total 21