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Surgical interventions for treating pectus excavatum

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Title
Surgical interventions for treating pectus excavatum
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008889.pub2
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Paulo Eduardo de Oliveira Carvalho, Marcos Vinícius Muriano da Silva, Olavo Ribeiro Rodrigues, Antonio José Maria Cataneo

Abstract

Pectus excavatum is characterized by a depression of the anterior chest wall (sternum and lower costal cartilages) and is the most frequently occurring chest wall deformity. The prevalence ranges from 6.28 to 12 cases per 1000 around the world. Generally pectus excavatum is present at birth or is identified after a few weeks or months; however, sometimes it becomes evident only at puberty. The consequence of the condition on a individual's life is variable, some live a normal life and others have physical and psychological symptoms such as: precordial pain after exercises; impairments of pulmonary and cardiac function; shyness and social isolation. For many years, sub-perichondrial resection of the costal cartilages, with or without transverse cuneiform osteotomy of the sternum and placement of a substernal support, called conventional surgery, was the most accepted option for surgical repair of these patients. From 1997 a new surgical repair called, minimally invasive surgery, became available. This less invasive surgical option consists of the retrosternal placement of a curved metal bar, without resections of the costal cartilages or sternum osteotomy, and is performed by videothoracoscopy. However, many aspects that relate to the benefits and harms of both techniques have not been defined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 77 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 18%
Unspecified 11 14%
Researcher 11 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Other 26 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 38%
Unspecified 19 24%
Psychology 7 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Other 13 17%

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