Etiopathogeny, Genetic, Quality of Life, and associated Syndroms.- Pulmonary function testing in Pectus.- Radiologic Anatomy and New Classification (Haller Index and Volume relations).- Scanner and Computer aided design.- Plaster modelling and 3D prototypes.- Manufacturing, casting, and sterilisation.- Custom made Implants techniques with CAD, hospitalisation and follow-up.- Breasts and Pectus excavatum.- Filling method with Fat graft technique.- Thoracic surgical correction of pectus excavatum: minmal and open approach.- Secondary surgical procedure.- Complications and Hazards.- Information sheet for patients and surgeons for custom made Implants.- Legislations and standards for custom amde implants in Europe: A Review.
This book with accompanying videos focuses on pectus excavatum correction using custom-made silicone implants. It discusses patient evaluation, the minimally invasive procedure and follow-up care. It also describes in detail, and in a way that is comprehensible for practicing clinicians, the procedure for creating silicone implants using a scanner (computer-aided design). Further, the book presents the possibility of using fat grafting to correct this congenital deformity and highlights secondary surgical procedures and complications (e.g. infections).
Correcting pectus excavatum using a computer-aided design silicone implant is a simple and reliable technique that yields high-quality, aesthetic results. In the medium term, the approach may render invasive techniques obsolete, however, these operations remain risky.
Professor Jean-Pierre Chavoin received his medical degree in 1976 from the Toulouse School of Medicine, France, and has been a university professor and chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Toulouse University Hospital for 14 years. In 2009, he was elected as president of the French Society of Plastic Surgery (SOFPRE) in which he also served as secretary from 1995-2007. Professor Chavoin has authored more than 200 scientific articles in national and international journals and published 4 books in French. He is a specialist and medical expert on pectus excavatum and Poland syndrome.