Title

A straightforward technique for removal of the substernal bar after the Nuss operation.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2007

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.04.042

Abstract

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 Title

Journal of pediatric surgery

Volume

42

Issue

10

First Page

1789

Last Page

1791

MeSH Keywords

Device Removal; Equipment Design; Funnel Chest; Humans; Internal Fixators; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Rotation; Surgical Equipment

Keywords

Nuss Procedure

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