Reverse Nuss procedure for pectus carinatum

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Postoperative pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Cardiomediastinal contour is normal. No hardware failure or evidence of displaced rib fractures.

Case Discussion

This procedure is a reverse Nuss, with the bar lying superficially to the sternum to pull the sternum towards the spine and is one of the surgical treatment options for pectus carinatum

It is the opposite for a Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum

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Case information

rID: 26256
Published: 9th Dec 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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