We describe a severe injury occurred after Nuss bar removal. Two years after Nuss procedure, a bar flipping was noted. The bar was easily removed. A massive right hemothorax occurred: A middle lobe laceration was noted, and lobectomy was performed. A review of the literature showed some casereports of major complications during or after bar removal operation, occurred after bar flipping or in patients with lung or heart related morbidities. Aim of this article is to report our experience, to focus on risk factors for complication during bar removal and to discuss the introduction of thoracoscopy to reduce the risks.
- Pectus excavatum
- Surgery complications
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health