Early changes in pulmonary function after vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib insertion in children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome.

@article{Mayer2009EarlyCI,
  title={Early changes in pulmonary function after vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib insertion in children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome.},
  author={Oscar Henry Mayer and Gregory R Redding},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={35-8}
}
BACKGROUND The vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) has been inserted in children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome for the last decade to expand and support the chest and allow for further lung growth. There are minimal published data evaluating the postoperative change in lung function after VEPTR insertion. We hypothesize that there will be a significant increase in lung function after VEPTR insertion, and the earlier the insertion, the greater the improvement. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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