Should the pectus bar be removed before pregnancy? Two case reports

P. K. Chang, S. C. Lee, T. W. Huang, C. Tzao, Y. L. Cheng

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Abstract

The Nuss procedure is a minimally invasive repair for pectus excavatum in children and adults. However, it is unclear whether or not the stainless steel bar should be removed before pregnancy. We report on two adult females who had undergone a Nuss repair for pectus excavatum and successfully delivered prior to removal of the pectus bar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • pectus bar
  • pectus excavatum
  • pregnancy
  • Thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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