[Results of operative correction of pigeon and funnel chest following a modified procedure of Ravitch and Haller (author's transl)].

@article{Hecker1981ResultsOO,
  title={[Results of operative correction of pigeon and funnel chest following a modified procedure of Ravitch and Haller (author's transl)].},
  author={Waldemar Ch. Hecker and G Procher and H. G. Dietz},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie : organ der Deutschen, der Schweizerischen und der Osterreichischen Gesellschaft fur Kinderchirurgie = Surgery in infancy and childhood},
  year={1981},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={220-7}
}
A surgical technique which is a modification of the technique described by Ravitch is presented in detail. We employed it in 441 patients, among them 85% with funnel chest, 11% with pigeon breast and 4% with combined funnel-pigeon breast. The pre- and postoperative measurement of the chest deformity which provides an objective evaluation of the surgical… CONTINUE READING