Stabilization of Flail Chest and Fractured Sternum by Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum


Akkus M., Utkusavas A., Hanozu M., Kaya M., BAKIR İ.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON REPORTS, vol.4, no.1, pp.11-13, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0035-1563399
  • Journal Name: THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON REPORTS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-13
  • Keywords: flail chest, Nuss bar, sternal fracture, OPERATIVE STABILIZATION, RIB FRACTURES, NUSS BARS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

We report a 55-year-old male patient with a massive flail chest that required chest stabilization by minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) employing a Nuss bar. Surgical stabilization of severe flail chest and fractured sternum with Nuss bar by MIRPE is a safe and useful treatment modality in properly selected patients.