Malformations of the chest wall

Michele Torre, Giovanni Rapuzzi, Patricio Varela, Vincenzo Jasonni

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Chest-wall malformations (CWMs) have a relatively high incidence and an unsuspecting impact on the quality of life of patients. Besides a minority of symptomatic cases, most patients seek medical advice for psychosocial concerns. These concerns can be severe, and are usually due to: poor cosmetic appearance; aversion to undertaking sporting activities: aversion to being seen in public.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Thoracic Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9788847052024, 9788847052017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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