Regional chest wall motion dysfunction in patients with pectus excavatum demonstrated via optoelectronic plethysmography.

@article{Redlinger2011RegionalCW,
  title={Regional chest wall motion dysfunction in patients with pectus excavatum demonstrated via optoelectronic plethysmography.},
  author={Richard E Redlinger and Robert E. Kelly and Donald Nuss and Michael Goretsky and Marcia Ann Kuhn and Kristal K. Sullivan and Ashley E Wootton and Angela Ebel and Robert Obermeyer},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={1172-6}
}
BACKGROUND Paradoxical chest wall motion is recognized clinically in pectus excavatum (PE). We report chest wall volume and motion differences between PE patients and unaffected individuals. METHODS A prospective, institutional review board-approved study compared nonoperated PE patients with normal controls (C). Subjects had deep breathing maneuvers captured by infrared cameras. Chest wall volume and excursion were calculated using optoelectronic plethysmography marker reconstruction… CONTINUE READING

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