Simplified open repair for anterior chest wall deformities. Analysis of results in 205 patients.

INTRODUCTION Pectus deformities are the most frequently seen congenital thoracic wall anomalies. The cause of these conditions is thought to be abnormal elongation of the rib cartilages. We here report our clinical experience and the results of a sternochondroplasty procedure based on the subperichondrial resection of the elongated cartilages. HYPOTHESIS… CONTINUE READING