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RESEARCH: “Nuss procedure for patients with pectus excavatum with a history of intrathoracic surgery.”

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RESEARCH: “Nuss procedure for patients with pectus excavatum with a history of intrathoracic surgery.”

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility and safety of the Nuss procedure for patients with pectus excavatum (PE) with a history of intrathoracic surgery.

PATIENTS: From April 2010 to December 2013, we performed 6 cases of PE repair in patients with a history of intrathoracic surgery. The causes of previous operations were congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation in 4 patients and congenital diaphragmatic hernia in 2. The patients’ median age was 5 years (range, 4-9 years) and median preoperative pectus severity index was 4.63 (range, 3.42-10.03). Their intraoperative and postoperative courses were reviewed retrospectively.

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