Staged approach to combined repair of pectus excavatum and lesions of the heart

W. Gerald Jones, Lloyd Hoffman, Richard B. Devereux, O. Wayne Isom, Jeffrey P. Gold

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The combined repair of severe pectus excavatum and cardiac lesions remains technically difficult. We report our experience with a patient undergoing such a combined repair of pectus and implantation of an aortic valved conduit in the setting of the Marfan syndrome. The procedure was staged such that the dissection and bony mobilization was done at the first procedure before heparin administration in combination with a sternal split and subsequent aortic repair. The second stage of sternal repositioning and cartilage resection was completed several days later with excellent cardiopulmonary and cosmetic results. The technique and a review of the literature are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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