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

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2015 Dec 20;4(1):11-3. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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.

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December 2015
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