Curr Surg Rep (2017) 5:25 DOI 10.1007/s40137-017-0188-z THORACIC SURGERY (G. ROCCO AND M. SCARCI, SECTION EDITORS) Pectus Excavatum Repair in Adults: Indications and How To Do It 1 1 1 • • Cristine S. Velazco Venkata Sivakrishna Pulivarthi Dawn E. Jaroszewski Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Keywords Pectus excavatum Modiﬁed Nuss MIRPE Purpose of Review The minimally invasive Nuss proce- Bar ﬁxation FiberWire Sternal elevation dure has been effectively used for surgical correction of pediatric and adolescent pectus patients. In the past, the use of this less invasive technique was believed to be limited to Introduction young patients. This approach with technique modiﬁca- tions has been successfully extended to the treatment of Pectus excavatum and carinatum are among the most even advanced aged adults. The presentation, evaluation common congenital chest anomalies, with an overall inci- and minimally invasive surgical treatment of adult pectus dence of pectus excavatum (PE) in 23 of 10,000 births excavatum patient is reviewed. [1–4]. Pectus excavatum is more likely to occur in men Recent Findings Adult pectus excavatum patients may than in women; however, PE in females is often under- present with new onset or worsening of symptoms. Repair diagnosed
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Published: Aug 21, 2017
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