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Chest Wall Deformities and Corrective Procedures

Chest Wall Deformities and Corrective Procedures
Springer | Medicine | January 12, 2016 | ISBN-10: 331923966X | 170 pages | pdf | 12.2 mb

Editors: Kolvekar, Shyam, Pilegaard, Hans (Eds.)
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

From the Back Cover
This book outlines the management, treatment and consequences of chest wall deformities. Incorporating all the possible origin of these deformities - congenital or acquired which arise either post-traumatically or after surgery on the lungs - it also describes deformities associated with spinal conditions, for example kyphosis, and other defects such as Marfan syndrome. It goes into detail on the most common congenital defect, pectus excavatum.

describes the diagnosis and appearance of patients with the condition, which is important as the symptoms do not always present in a typical manner in every case. Most severe cases present intolerance to exercise, pain and fatigue, while psychological symptoms can be common, which can cause considerable patient distress. The book defines the treatment options available, their possible complications and future necessities for public education.

About the Author
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.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
109 illus., 24 in colour
Thoracic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Cardiac Surgery

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