Pectus Repair


Pectus deformity whether excavatum (funnel chest) or carinatum (pigeon chest), is a cosmetic deformity rather than a functional deformity. While some authors have documented an improvement in performance, right ventricular filling in particular, I perform repair for cosmetic reasons only.

I perform an open Ravitch-type repair with full mobilisation and no supporting bar. The results are superior to the as yet unproven Nuss repair.


Video of Pectus excavatum  Repair

31 August 2012