Repair of pectus excavatum by sternal eversion.

  title={Repair of pectus excavatum by sternal eversion.},
  author={John A. Hawkins and Johann L. Ehrenhaft and Donald B. Doty},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={38 4},
Pectus excavatum was repaired by the sternal eversion (turnover) technique in 26 patients over a 7-year period. Vascular supply to the sternal graft was maintained by preservation of one internal mammary vascular pedicle. Good results were obtained in 21 (81%) patients followed for periods ranging from 2 to 76 months (mean, 32 months) postoperatively. Four patients (15%) had fair results; 2 patients with Marfan's syndrome had partial recurrence, as did 1 patient with skin necrosis and 1 with… CONTINUE READING


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