Pectus Excavatum Surgery

 

Pectus excavatum is a congenital deformity of the anterior thoracic wall in which the sternum and rib cage grow abnormally.

This produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest. It can either be present at birth or not develop until puberty.

The Nuss Procedure is a minimally invasive surgery using 2 or 3 small incisions. The Nuss bar(s) are inserted and then flipped over to pop the sternum out. Stabilizers secure the bar in place while the sternum muscles reshape the chest.

After 2-3 year, the bar(s) can be removed.

 
Before Surgery
Pectus
 

After Surgery

Pectus
 
Pectus
 

Before & After Surgery

Pectus Before and After
 

LHSCPatients, Families & Visitors

Last Updated April 19, 2018 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada