Pectus excavatum in adults: destructive surgery or simple correction of an aesthetic defect?

Abstract

Pectus excavatum, a congenital depressive malformation of the sternum, is described since 1594 by Johannes Schenk and has successively been the subject of many studies because of its various inherent problems. The repercussions on the respiratory and cardiac dynamics caused by the compression on the mediastinal structures and by the reduction of the… (More)

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