Late-onset vital complication after the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum

@article{Lin2011LateonsetVC,
  title={Late-onset vital complication after the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum},
  author={Chieh-Wen Lin and Ke-Chi Chen and Guan-Yeu Diau and Chih-Chun Chu},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={71-73}
}
The Nuss procedure is the most popular technique for correction of pectus excavatum recently. Life-threatening complications associated with the procedure are very rare. We report a 13-year-old boy who developed late-onset bilateral hemothorax with hypovolemic shock 5 months after the Nuss procedure. In literature review, this is the first case of the late-onset life-threatening bilateral hemothorax with hypovolemic shock ever reported.