Surgical correction of pectus excavatum deformity and hypomastia

Surgical correction of pectus excavatum deformity and hypomastia Female patients occasionally present with major pectus excavatum and hypomastia. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical outcome of female patients who had combined surgical correction of both deformities. Since 1990, 12 young female patients underwent correction using a modelling sternochondroplasty with osteosynthesis using Borrelly’s slide fastener-handle. After 1 year, the material was removed, and the breast implants were placed in the subpectoral plane. Our investigation was based on functional, morphological, aesthetic and psychological criteria. Despite nonsignificant pulmonary function tests ( p < 0.05), we noted a subjective improvement of physical capacity during exercise following pectus excavatum repair. Correction of thorax deformity increased the sternovertebral distance by a mean of 3.2 cm (range 1.5–5.5 cm) thus treating mediastinal compression. As for aesthetic results, all patients were satisfied or very satisfied. The psychological benefit was considered as phenomenal after surgical treatment. Repair of pectus excavatum by sternochondroplasty combined with correction of hypomastia for female patients suffering from a double deformity is possible with only two different operations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Surgical correction of pectus excavatum deformity and hypomastia

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0210-2
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Abstract

Female patients occasionally present with major pectus excavatum and hypomastia. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical outcome of female patients who had combined surgical correction of both deformities. Since 1990, 12 young female patients underwent correction using a modelling sternochondroplasty with osteosynthesis using Borrelly’s slide fastener-handle. After 1 year, the material was removed, and the breast implants were placed in the subpectoral plane. Our investigation was based on functional, morphological, aesthetic and psychological criteria. Despite nonsignificant pulmonary function tests ( p < 0.05), we noted a subjective improvement of physical capacity during exercise following pectus excavatum repair. Correction of thorax deformity increased the sternovertebral distance by a mean of 3.2 cm (range 1.5–5.5 cm) thus treating mediastinal compression. As for aesthetic results, all patients were satisfied or very satisfied. The psychological benefit was considered as phenomenal after surgical treatment. Repair of pectus excavatum by sternochondroplasty combined with correction of hypomastia for female patients suffering from a double deformity is possible with only two different operations.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 1, 2008

References

  • Surgery of funnel chest and congenital sternal prominence
    Chin, EF
  • Repair of pectus excavatum and carinatum in adults
    Fonkalsrud, EW; Bustorff-Silva, J
  • Current management of pectus excavatum
    Fonkalsrud, EW
  • Management of pectus chest deformities in female patients
    Fonkalsrud, EW

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