Background: Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common congenital chest wall deformity. PE is sometimes associated with cardiorespiratory impairment, but is often associated with psychological distress, especially for patients in their teenage years. Surgical repair of pectus deformities has been shown to improve both physical limitations and psychosocial well-being in children. The most common surgical approaches for PE treatment are the modified Ravitch technique and the minimally invasive Nuss technique. A technical modification of the Ravitch procedure, which includes bilateral mobilization and midline transposition of the pectoralis muscle flap, is presented here. Methods: From 2010 to 2016, 12 patients were treated by a modified Ravitch procedure with bilateral mobilization and midline transposition of the pectoralis muscle flap for severe PE. Outcomes, morphological results, and complications were analyzed with respect to this new combined surgical approach. Results: There was a statistically significant difference between pre- and postoperative values (P = 0.0025) of the Haller index at the 18-month follow-up, showing a significant morphological improvement for all treated patients. After surgery, no morbidity and mortality were noted. The mean hospital stay was 7 days, and all patients were discharged without major complications. Conclusion: This technique significantly improved patients’ postoperative morphological outcomes and significantly reduced long-term complications, such as wound dehiscence, skin thinning, and hardware exposure.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Titolo:||Pectoralis Muscle Transposition in Association with the Ravitch Procedure in the Management of Severe Pectus Excavatum.|
|Autore/i:||Baccarani, Alessio; Aramini, Beatrice; DELLA CASA, Giovanni; Banchelli, Federico; D'Amico, Roberto; Ruggiero, Ciro; Starnoni, Marta; Antonio, Pedone; Alessandro, Stefani; Morandi, Uliano; DE SANTIS, Giorgio|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1097/GOX.0000000000002378|
|Fascicolo:||Issue 9 - p e2378|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000494276300005|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85074921309|
|Citazione:||Pectoralis Muscle Transposition in Association with the Ravitch Procedure in the Management of Severe Pectus Excavatum / Baccarani, Alessio; Aramini, Beatrice; DELLA CASA, Giovanni; Banchelli, Federico; D'Amico, Roberto; Ruggiero, Ciro; Starnoni, Marta; Antonio, Pedone; Alessandro, Stefani; Morandi, Uliano; DE SANTIS, Giorgio. - In: PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY – GLOBAL OPEN. - ISSN 2169-7574. - 7:Issue 9 - p e2378(2019), pp. 1-7.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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