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Dynamic thoracoplasty for asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11722089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The life-saving procedures to expand the chests of infants born with Jeune asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy provide a static solution incapable of responding to the growth demands of thriving patients. We describe an instrument that provided a dynamic solution for an infant, where an initial methyl methacrylate midsternotomy spacer placed at 4 months of age was followed at 11 months with recurrence of his difficulties. At 8 months after the second operation the patient was stable and thriving with no recurrence of symptoms. The instrument modifications, limitations, and possible complications are described.
I L Kaddoura; M Y Obeid; S M Mroueh; A A Nasser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-27     Completed Date:  2002-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1755-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia / etiology,  surgery*
Equipment Design
Osteochondrodysplasias / complications,  surgery*
Thoracoplasty* / instrumentation,  methods
Comment In:
Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Dec;74(6):2226; author reply 2226   [PMID:  12643436 ]

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