Iatrogenic thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib expansion thoracoplasty: pathogenesis and strategies for prevention/treatment.

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BACKGROUND An innovative treatment for thoracic insufficiency syndrome involves a vertical expansion of the chest wall through a horizontal chest wall osteotomy maintained by a distraction device (vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib or VEPTR). Upper-extremity neurovascular dysfunction has been reported after expansion. The purposes of this study are… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e318192198a

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@article{Nassr2009IatrogenicTO, title={Iatrogenic thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib expansion thoracoplasty: pathogenesis and strategies for prevention/treatment.}, author={Ahmad Nassr and Annalise Noelle Larson and Benjamin Thomas Crane and Kim W Hammerberg and Peter F. Sturm and Steven M. Mardjetko}, journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics}, year={2009}, volume={29 1}, pages={31-4} }