Title

Review of the technical variants in the repair of pectus excavatum.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2010

Identifier

DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1254143

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Many technical variations have been introduced for the surgical correction of pectus excavatum (PE). The authors reviewed the literature to provide a detailed overview of the general principles of pectus excavatum repair, bar insertion and removal techniques.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature was undertaken.

RESULTS: A summary of the different approaches and techniques of pectus excavatum repair, bar insertion and removal is presented. Various procedures, their advantages and disadvantages, the techniques employed and associated complications are discussed in depth.

CONCLUSION: Pectus excavatum repair has undergone many changes since its first description. Despite previous descriptions of evolving procedures, comparative overviews of surgical variations, outcomes after pectus bar insertion and removal techniques are rare in the literature. The authors reviewed the literature to summarize the previous and current understanding of techniques and highlight the variations.

Journal Title

European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

217

Last Page

221

MeSH Keywords

Funnel Chest; Humans; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Thoracic Surgical Procedures

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