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Journal:   TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ)   2004 , Volume 62 , Number 3; Page(s) 230 To 235.
 
Paper: 

CHARACTERISTICS OF CONGENITAL CHEST WALL DEFORMITIES IN REFERRED PATIENTS TO TEHRAN IMAM KHOMEINI AND KASHAN SHAHID BEHESHTI HOSPITAL DURING 1991-2001

 
 
Author(s):  DAVOUDABADI A.*, BANAZADEH M., RAZI E.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Infants and children present with a wide range of congenital chest wall deformities which have both physiologic psysiologic consequences and are often associated with other abnormalities. Surgical intervention offers excellent cosmetic results with minimal morbidity and mortality. In order to investigation of chest wall deformities, and surgical results, this study was performed.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive study on existing data on 60 consecutive patients with chest wall deformity during 10 years carried out. Patients characteristics such as age, gender, signs and symptoms type of operation, associated disorder, syndrome, and surgical complications were considered.
Results: Pectus excavatum 60% and pectus carinatum 30% Poland syn 6.7% 9 sternal cleft 3.2. Inpectus, M/F: Was 3/1 and others were 1:1. Age of admission 4 to 27 years 13.4
±6.82) and association syndromes were, turner, Morgue and marfan, most patients were operated in delayed time (75) and hence, scoliosis was common than others.
Conclusion: Pectus excavatum was the most common deformity and if scoliosis was prominent and most operation was done in old age but surgical result was excellent no anyone expired and complication was a little. So we recommended that all of the chest deformities must be operated in anytime.

 
Keyword(s): PECTUS DEFORMITY, PECTUS EXCAVATUM POLAND SYNDROME, STERNAL FISSURE
 
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