Initial results with minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum.

  title={Initial results with minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum.},
  author={Attila K{\'a}lm{\'a}n},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={138 2},
OBJECTIVE Pectus carinatum is traditionally repaired by using some modification of the open Ravitch procedure, with its possible long-term sequelae, such as poor postoperative compliance of the chest. In this study we assessed our results with a new minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum that requires neither cartilage incision nor sternotomy. METHODS From June 2005, we have corrected pectus carinatum using a method analogous to the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum repair. Thus far… CONTINUE READING


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