An uncommon complication of Nuss bar removal: Is blind removal a safe procedure?

Marcello Carlucci, Michele Torre, Vincenzo Jasonni

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-35
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Hemothorax
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Surgery complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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