The authors discuss the problems of depression deformities of the sternum, excluding sternal clefts. In particular, the most common forms are described, such as pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum and Poland's syndrome. In the more serious cases, these malformations create a cardiopulmonary symptomatology with eventual spirometric and electrocardiographic alterations. The psychological implications accompanying the malformations are not to be underestimated. After having underscored the indications necessary for surgical correction, the authors report their personal experience of 28 cases, including 18 pectus excavatum, 3 pectus carenatum, 4 Poland's syndrome-3 of which were operated upon and finally 3 cases of rib malformation. After having briefly mentioned the surgical technique, the authors analyze the results obtained, which were good in 25 cases and unsatisfactory in only 2 cases.
|Translated title of the contribution||Surgical treatment of congenital deformities of the chest wall|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health