• Postoperative Pain Following Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum: A Descriptive Study

    9 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital chest wall anomaly and is characterized by a deep conical depression of the chest wall. The deformity can be present at birth, but usually develops with adolescence and progresses with age,. Symptomatic patients most commonly report dyspnea with exercise and loss of endurance, as well as difficulties with body image. In 1998, Nuss et. al described a minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum. The advantages of the MIRPE include avoiding an anterior chest wall incision, sternal osteotomy, and rib cartilage resection .
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