Nuss procedure

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Previous chest surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
Nuss bar in situ for treatment of pectus excavatum.

Case Discussion

The Nuss procedure (also termed MIRPE - minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum) is one of the operative treatments employed in patients with pectus excavatum.

It involves inserting of one (or more) concave metal bars beneath the sternum in the anterior chest wall.  

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Case information

rID: 23118
Published: 23rd May 2013
Last edited: 1st Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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