Nuss procedure for surgical stabilization of flail chest with horizontal sternal body fracture and multiple bilateral rib fractures.

Abstract

Flail chest is a life-threatening situation that paradoxical movement of the thoracic cage was caused by multiply fractured ribs in two different planes, or a sternal fracture, or a combination of the two. The methods to achieve stability of the chest wall are controversy between surgical fixation and mechanical ventilation. We report a case of a 33-year… (More)
DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2016.04.05

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@article{Lee2016NussPF, title={Nuss procedure for surgical stabilization of flail chest with horizontal sternal body fracture and multiple bilateral rib fractures.}, author={Sung Kwang Lee and Do Kyun Kang}, journal={Journal of thoracic disease}, year={2016}, volume={8 6}, pages={E390-2} }