Chest reconstruction in thoracic dystrophy.

  title={Chest reconstruction in thoracic dystrophy.},
  author={Nicholas D Barnes and David 5. Hull and Anthony David Milner and D J Waterston},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={46 250},
Barnes, N. D., Hull, D., Milner, A. D., and Waterston, D. J. (1971). Archives of Disease in Childhood, 46, 833. Chest reconstruction in thoracic dystrophy. Enlargement of the thoracic cage by splitting of the sternum and fixation with bone grafts proved a life-saving measure in a child with thoracic dystrophy and severe respiratory failure whose condition was deteriorating in spite of artificial ventilation. Supported ventilation has, however, remained necessary chiefly because of difficulty in… CONTINUE READING

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