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Treatment of Congenital Pediatric Chest Deformity in Children

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Diagnosis of chest deformity
1733.3
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
20683

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnosis of chest deformity
2373.5
Diagnosis of chest deformity
2324
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
31155

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Pediatric Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis of chest deformity
2049
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
27109.2

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Pediatric Surgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of chest deformity
1836.7
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
22188.9

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Pediatric Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis of chest deformity
2597.9
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
35688.1

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Pediatric Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of chest deformity
2117.2
Diagnosis of chest deformity
2065.5
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
26671.4

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Pediatric Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnosis of chest deformity
0
Diagnosis of chest deformity
0
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
0

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Pediatric Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnosis of chest deformity
2685.9
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
38927.6

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Pediatric Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnosis of chest deformity
1896.1
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
25283.2

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of chest deformity
1899.4
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
24166.7

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnosis of chest deformity
2076.5
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
25128.1

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis of chest deformity
1911.5
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
23753.1

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of chest deformity
1892.8
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
23667.3

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of chest deformity
2145.8
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
27039.9

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnosis of chest deformity
1887.3
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
23656.3

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Endoscopy

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Diagnosis of chest deformity
1902.7
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
23654.1

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Transplant Surgery

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnosis of chest deformity
1829
Surgical treatment of chest deformity with sternum osteotomy and rib mobilization using Nuss procedure
22183.4
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About the treatment

Congenital pediatric chest deformity affects the upper part of the sternum, giving the patient a keel-shaped chest. Such deformity is also known as hollowed or keeled chest. This disease is considered to be hereditary. 26% of cases are caused by a genetic predisposition. Keeled chest can sometimes be an acquired condition after serious chest trauma. It is most often manifested by an abnormal protrusion of the chest. 

Congenital pediatric chest deformity can occur if the development of a person’s skeleton is disrupted while the ribs and sternum are very weak. Protrusion may become visible around the age of 5-7 when the development of the skeleton is most rapid and the body increases in size very quickly. Or, it may manifest between the ages of 11-14 years due to changes in the body during puberty.

Deformity is most common in girls. According to statistics, the ratio is 4:1 in girls relative to boys. This condition is considered to be common, with 1 out of 400 people having it in some form.

There are two types of this deformity:

  • Symmetrical
  • Asymmetrical

Asymmetrical protrusion is more common in progressed stages of this condition. 

Symptoms

  • Protrusion of the chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Frequent colds
  • Slow physical development
  • Dizziness

Diagnosis

  • X-Ray of the chest shows if there is any deformity in anatomical structure of patients cratliage.
  • MRI is used to get the precise image of the heart and tissues surrounding it to know if protusion displaced the heart.
  • ECG shows if there are problems with the heart rhythm, caused by this disease.

Treatment

Plastic chest repair is the most effective chest deformity treatment and it is performed as an open surgery.

During the open surgery, the surgeon makes an incision into the chest and removes the deformed cartilage. The rib lining is left to allow the cartilage to grow back normally. A plastic support piece may be used, to hold the breastbone in place until it is completely healed.

The recovery period can take several months. This surgery is usually performed in children between the age of 12-16 years or in adults in their early 20s.

Overall, this procedure not only improves the outward appearance of the chest, it can also improve the patient’s breathing and prevents heart problems that could have appeared later in life due to the heart being moved by the protrusion.  

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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