Surgical Outcomes of Double Compression And Complete Fixation Bar System in Pectus Excavatum.

Surgical Outcomes of Double Compression And Complete Fixation Bar System in Pectus Excavatum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jun 08;: Authors: Song IH, Lee SJ, Kim SS, Lee SY Abstract BACKGROUND: Minimaly invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) is a widely used technique for correction of pectus excavatum. Yet despite the advancement in the surgical techniques, it is still associated with various complications including bar displacement leading to reoperation. To overcome this problem, we developed the double compression and complete fixation-double bar (DCCF) system which consists of two metal bars that are inserted above and below the sternum and compressed to correct pectus excavatum. METHODS: Patients who underwent pectus excavatum correction surgery at this center between April 2006 and March 2017 were divided into the DCCF system group and the conventional Nuss procedure group and their demographic, clinical and surgical characteristics were compared. RESULTS: A total of 220 underwent DCCF system procedure, and 306 patients underwent conventional Nuss procedure. The DCCF system group had significantly shorter operation time (p
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