This book discusses predominantly pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum, its
variation and the treatment modalities available, including minimally invasive
surgery. This will help to increase awareness of the available treatment options
to doctors and healthcare workers but will also help trainee cardiac and thoracic
surgeons. It is also an essential reference book for those already practicing.
Chest wall deformities are a common occurrence, the commonest being pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum. The treatment for these is provided by very few centers and there is a decline in expertise especially in the UK due to rationing. When patients approach their GP they are mostly turned away and asked to live with it due to a lack of awareness and treatment modalities.
The Editors have extensive experience in this field and will invite authors from other specialties, i.e. chest physicians, cardiologist, pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, pain management team, plastic surgeons and prosthetic departments, to contribute their views and solutions to the book.
- Covers exclusively the current treatment modalities for chest wall deformities, pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum
- Written by renowned experts with extensive experience in this field together with contributions from specialists such as chest physicians, cardiologists, pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, pain management teams, plastic surgeons and prosthetic departments
- Essential resource for cardiac and thoracic surgeons, healthcare workers and also trainees
Introduction.- Epidemiology.- History.- Pectus excavatum (normal variation).- Pectus carinatum.- Traditional treatment.- Minimally invasive surgery for pectus excavatum.- Anesthetic requirements and pain control.- Effect of chest wall deformities on lung functions.- Effect of chest wall deformities on cardiac functions.- Investigations for chest wall deformities.- Other chest wall deformities and their occurrence.- Acquired chest wall deformities and corrections.- Role of plastic surgery in chest wall corrections.- Role of implants in chest wall corrections.- Braces for pectus excavatum and carinatum.- New futuristic treatments for chest wall deformities.- Patient experience before and after treatment.
Professor Hans Pilegaard is a consultant at the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Department at the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. He is Chairman of the Danish Surgical Lung Cancer group, and has been Chairman of the Danish Society of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Pilegaard has performed over 1000 cardiac operations and 3000 thoracic operations including heart and lung transplantation. Over the last 8 years he has specialized in Thoracic Surgery.
Shyam Kolveker is Senior Surgeon at the Heart Hospital, he is experienced in beating heart surgery, mitral valve repair and surgery for atrial fibrillation. He is an experienced thoracic surgeon with special interest in video assisted surgery for lung and diaphragm.