A straightforward technique for removal of the substernal bar after the Nuss operation.
Pectus excavatum is the most common chest wall deformity seen in the pediatric population. There have been a number of reports describing the operative correction of pectus excavatum, but scant literature is available describing removal of the substernal bar. This report describes a straightforward technique for removal of the substernal bar after the Nuss operation. This technique has been used in more than 110 patients without complications.
Journal of pediatric surgery
Device Removal; Equipment Design; Funnel Chest; Humans; Internal Fixators; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Rotation; Surgical Equipment
Nuss Procedure; Device removal
St Peter, S. D., Sharp, R. J., Upadhyaya, P., Tsao, K., Ostlie, D. J., Holcomb, G. W. A straightforward technique for removal of the substernal bar after the Nuss operation. Journal of pediatric surgery 42, 1789-1791 (2007).