Chest wall constriction after too extensive and too early operations for pectus excavatum Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Electronic Cigarettes

abstract

  • This report is an alert to recognize such patients and also to recommend delay in operative repair in small children until at least 6 to 8 years of age. The younger the patient the more limited the chest wall resection for pectus excavatum should be. Five of these patients have had a chest cavity expansion operation with encouraging early results.

publication date

  • June 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0003-4975(96)00179-8

PubMed ID

  • 8651758

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1618

end page

  • 24; discussion 1625

volume

  • 61

number

  • 6