Repair of pectus chest deformities in 320 adult patients: 21 year experience.

@article{Jaroszewski2007RepairOP,
  title={Repair of pectus chest deformities in 320 adult patients: 21 year experience.},
  author={Dawn E. Jaroszewski and Eric W. Fonkalsrud},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={429-33}
}
BACKGROUND Severe pectus chest deformities are common, often causing physiologic impairment. Patients who do not undergo repair during childhood often experience progressive worsening of symptoms during adulthood. There are few published reports regarding pectus repair in adults. METHODS A retrospective review from January 1986 through January 2007 was performed on patients age 19 years and older, who underwent surgical correction of pectus excavatum (PE) or carinatum (PC) at one hospital… CONTINUE READING
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