Surgical Treatment for Pectus Excavatum

Won-Min Jo, Young Ho Choi, Young Sang Sohn, Hark Jei Kim, Jae Joon Hwang, Sung Joon Cho

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The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes in pectus excavatum patients undergoing a Ravitch operation with those undergoing a Nuss procedure. Retrospective study was conducted on one hundred and twenty three patients who underwent Ravitch operation (n=16) and Nuss procedure (n=107) between 1995 and 2002. Mean age of the patients was 7.9±6.2 yr. In the Ravitch group, operation time was 196.9±61.0 min, and required 10.2±2.6 chondral bone resections. Average hospital stay time was 15.9 days. In the Nuss group, operation time was 67.2±33.1 min, and bar removal was required two years after the bar insertion. The length of hospital stay was averagely 8.0 days, and postoperative reoperations were performed in five patients due to bar displacements, while early bar removal was required in one patient. The patient interviews for operation results were conducted and revealed that 92.3% of the patients in the Ravitch group showed good to excellent, while 93.3% of Nuss bar removed patients replied good to excellent. Though Nuss procedure has many advantages, it also has some disadvantages. So, the method of the operation should be selected according to the characteristics of the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-364
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun 1

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Funnel Chest
Length of Stay
Therapeutics
Reoperation
Cartilage
Retrospective Studies
Interviews
Bone and Bones

Keywords

  • Funnel Chest
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive

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  • Medicine(all)

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Jo, W-M., Choi, Y. H., Sohn, Y. S., Kim, H. J., Hwang, J. J., & Cho, S. J. (2003). Surgical Treatment for Pectus Excavatum. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 18(3), 360-364.

Surgical Treatment for Pectus Excavatum. / Jo, Won-Min; Choi, Young Ho; Sohn, Young Sang; Kim, Hark Jei; Hwang, Jae Joon; Cho, Sung Joon.

In: Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.06.2003, p. 360-364.

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Jo, W-M, Choi, YH, Sohn, YS, Kim, HJ, Hwang, JJ & Cho, SJ 2003, 'Surgical Treatment for Pectus Excavatum', Journal of Korean Medical Science, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 360-364.
Jo W-M, Choi YH, Sohn YS, Kim HJ, Hwang JJ, Cho SJ. Surgical Treatment for Pectus Excavatum. Journal of Korean Medical Science. 2003 Jun 1;18(3):360-364.
Jo, Won-Min ; Choi, Young Ho ; Sohn, Young Sang ; Kim, Hark Jei ; Hwang, Jae Joon ; Cho, Sung Joon. / Surgical Treatment for Pectus Excavatum. In: Journal of Korean Medical Science. 2003 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 360-364.
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