Recurrence of pectus excavatum following the Nuss procedure

The present study shows the characteristics of chest wall depression and the risk factor of the recurrence of Pectus excavatum after bar removal

Deog Gon Cho

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital chest wall disorder and is characterized by anterior chest wall depression
  • Receiver operating characteristic study showed that radiographical Haller index value after the Nuss procedure had a significant predictable cutoff value for the recurrence
  • The analysis revealed that only RHI value after the NP was identified as an independent risk factor of the recurrence, irrespectively of the age groups
  • The present study shows the characteristics of chest wall jtd.amegroups.com depression and the risk factor of the recurrence of PE after bar removal
  • The effect of the NP is different according to the patient age at the time of the procedure
  • Sufficient elevation of the depressed chest wall should be ensured during the NP to prevent the recurrence of PE
  • Additional long-term and prospective research efforts about the recurrence of Pectus excavatum are necessary to validate these findings

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