912 Open Pectus Excavatum Repairs: Changing Trends, Lessons Learned: One Surgeon’s Experience

@article{Fonkalsrud2008912OP,
  title={912 Open Pectus Excavatum Repairs: Changing Trends, Lessons Learned: One Surgeon’s Experience},
  author={Eric W. Fonkalsrud},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={180-190}
}
BackgroundSevere pectus excavatum (PE) is common, often causing physiologic impairment. Inconsistent results have been reported using a variety of open surgical techniques with extensive subperiosteal costal cartilage resection.MethodsSince 1969, 912 (80% men) symptomatic PE patients (mean severity index 4.9) underwent open surgical correction at UCLA Medical Center by one surgeon. Almost all patients had dyspnea, reduced endurance, tachypnea, and tachycardia with exertion. The mean age at… CONTINUE READING

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