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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Following the Nuss Procedure for Severe Pectus Excavatum.
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PMID:  23411836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is not an uncommon complication after surgery, but has never been reported after the Nuss procedure for repairing pectus excavatum. A 22-year-old man with pectus excavatum had type I CRPS that developed 2 weeks after the Nuss procedure. He complained of persistent pain, hyperalgesia, weakness, edema, and color and temperature changes on right upper extremity. Following intensive rehabilitation, the degree of pain, weakness and edema were ameliorated. He recovered 6 months after surgery and the pectus bars were removed uneventfully 3 years after the repair.
Authors:
Yi-Ling Chen; Liang-Cheng Chen; Jen-Chih Chen; Yeung-Leung Cheng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2186-1005     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
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