Modified Ravitch Procedure: Using a Pectus Bar for Posttraumatic Pectus Excavatum

Hyun Koo Kim, Young Ho Choi, Jae Hoon Shim, Man Jong Baek, Young Sang Sohn, Hark Jei Kim

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Guidelines for surgical management of posttraumatic pectus excavatum have not been established due to the variable clinical manifestations and limited number of cases. A 34-year-old man who was involved in a truck-mixer vehicle crash 6 months previously complained of a depressed anterior chest wall deformity. The patient had successfully undergone subperichondral resection, sternal osteotomy, and pectus bar insertion placed under the depressed sternum, followed by bar rotation for elevation of the chest wall. This case illustrates that a modified Ravitch procedure, using a pectus bar, may be an alternative for posttraumatic pectus excavatum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-648
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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