Congenital Thoracic Wall Deformities: Diagnosis, Therapy and Current Developments

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Anton H. Schwabegger
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 15, 2011 - Medical - 346 pages
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These congenital deformities, funnel or keel chest deformities, as well as Poland syndromes, affect a small group of patients who suffer from aesthetic rather than functional impairment. The wide variety of diagnoses and recommended therapies, mostly surgical procedures, can be very confusing for patients, their parents, physicians and surgeons. In recent years several techniques have been refined and developed to deal with these complex problems, and surgeons with different specialties have been operating on these deformities, mostly as lonely experts in their respective fields.

This book should not be seen as an operation atlas but more as a compact survey of a small group of medical conditions and the need for flexible options for an individual therapeutic approach, based on the combined experience of different international specialists. Thus the book is designed for obstetricians, pediatricians, physicians and surgical specialists alike.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Deformities of the anterior thoracic wall
3
Diagnostics
57
Aspects of indication setting for selection of individual therapy and informed consent
83
Therapy
87
Special techniques in the funnel chest deformity
106
Special techniques in the keel chest deformity
201
Special techniques in pectus arcuatum and mixed deformities
225
Special technique in the Poland syndrome
246
Surgery of other congenital anomalies of the anterior thoracic wall
267
Complications special problems
277
Actual technical improvements future aspects
306
Final conclusions
326
Syllabus
327
List of contributors
331
Index
335

Special aspects in females
231

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