DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1333137 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: Thoracic reconstruction in patients with pectus excavatum with concomitant cardiac or aortic surgery poses a major clinical challenge. The report describes two cases of adult patients undergoing simultaneous surgical correction of cardiac disease and sternal deformity using one of two different techniques: a sterno-turnover method preserving the rectus muscle or a sternal elevation method with A-O plates.

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