MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY IN PECTUS EXCAVATUM FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS

M.B. Serban2,3, D. Ion2,3, Gh. Burnei1,2
1The Orthopedics Clinic of „Marie Curie” Emergency Pediatrics Hospital, Bucharest
2”Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
33rd Department of General Surgery, The University Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Romania
Corresponding author: Daniel Ion
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Abstract

We retrospectively studied a group of 39 patients admitted in the “Marie Curie” Emergency Pediatrics Hospital of Bucharest in a period of 10 years, suffering from congenital disorders of the thorax. Out of this large group, 32 patient were admitted with Pectus Excavatum. The goal of our study is to demonstrate the advantages of minimally invasive surgery for this type of malformation. We included 39 patients in our study, ages from 0- 24 years old, diagnosed with chest malformations, of which 32 had pectus excavatum associated or not with other pathologies. Minimally invasive surgery was the main choice with great results. Most of the patients had no symptoms, therefor they sought medical care for esthetic reasons. Minimally invasive surgery is efficient, with small complication rate, proving to be the best option.

Keywords: pectus excavatum, males, Nuss technique, Lorenz bar, aesthetical, social

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