Aug 1, 2008
Seminars in pediatric surgery
The minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum has become widely accepted. The number of patients presenting for repair has increased dramatically. There have been many technical improvements over 20 years that have made the procedure much safer and more successful. The complications have been identified and preventative measures instituted. The long-term results have shown a 95% good to excellent outcome, and patient satisfaction studies have shown similar results.