• Published 2002

Minimally invasive endoscopic repair of pectus excavatum q

  title={Minimally invasive endoscopic repair of pectus excavatum q},
  author={Jeffrey P. Jacobsa and James A. Quintessenzaa and Victor O. Morella and Luis M. Boteroa and Hugh M. van Geldera and Christo I. Tchervenkovb},
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobsa, James A. Quintessenzaa, +3 authors Christo I. Tchervenkovb
Objective: We report our initial 3 years 4 months’ single institution experience in 31 consecutive patients with pectus excavatum treated with minimally invasive endoscopic pectus excavatum repair utilizing a modification of the ‘Nuss’ technique. Methods: Under general anesthesia, a curved steel bar is individually shaped for each patient to match the ideal chest wall shape and is placed through an endoscopically created retrosternal tunnel between two bilateral midaxillary line 2-cm incisions… CONTINUE READING