Operative management of acquired thoracic dystrophy in adults after open pectus excavatum repair.

@article{Jaroszewski2014OperativeMO,
  title={Operative management of acquired thoracic dystrophy in adults after open pectus excavatum repair.},
  author={Dawn E. Jaroszewski and David M. Notrica and Lisa E McMahon and Fayaz Ahmad Hakim and Jesse J Lackey and James F. Gruden and David Eric Steidley and Kevin N. Johnson and Farouk Mookadam},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={1764-70}
}
BACKGROUND In young children, acquired thoracic dystrophy (ATD) is associated with extensive resection of cartilage, often during open pectus excavatum (PE) repair. Progressive dyspnea or exercise intolerance may develop in these patients secondary to cardiac compression or restrictive pulmonary function. Surgical treatment of ATD by attempting to increase… CONTINUE READING