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
St Peter, Shawn D.; Sharp, Ronald J.; Upadhyaya, Prashant; Tsao, KuoJen; Ostlie, Daniel J.; and Holcomb, G W. III, "A straightforward technique for removal of the substernal bar after the Nuss operation." (2007). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 591.