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Outcomes in adult pectus excavatum patients undergoing Nuss repair

Authors Ewais MM, Chaparala S, Uhl R, Jaroszewski DE

Received 4 July 2017

Accepted for publication 9 November 2017

Published 30 January 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 65—90

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PROM.S117771

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MennatAllah M Ewais, Shivani Chaparala, Rebecca Uhl, Dawn E Jaroszewski

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, USA
 
Abstract: Pectus excavatum (PEx) is one of the most common congenital chest wall deformities. Depending on the severity, presentation of PEx may range from minor cosmetic issues to disabling cardiopulmonary symptoms. The effect of PEx on adult patients has not been extensively studied. Symptoms may not occur until the patient ages, and they may worsen over the years. More recent publications have implied that PEx may have significant cardiopulmonary implications and repair is of medical benefit. Adults presenting for PEx repair can undergo a successful repair with a minimally invasive “Nuss” approach. Resolution of symptoms, improved quality of life, and satisfying results are reported.

Keywords: complications, minimally invasive surgery, quality of life

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