Current Thoracic Surgery 2021 , Vol 6 , Issue 1
Postoperative complications and follow up after Abramson surgery
Tuba Apaydın1,Murat Akkuş1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, SBU Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2021.0004 Viewed : 217 - Downloaded : 80 Background: Abramson technique is a worldwide technique used for minimally invasive treatment of pectus carinatum. We have performed this surgery since 2012. This article presents our experience about Abramson surgery.

Materials and Methods: Between June 2012 and December 2019 64 patients with pectus carinatum underwent minimally invasive surgery.

Results: Mean age of the patients were 14.4 years (range 8-25 years). 47 were male, 17 were female. All patients referred to our clinic with cosmetic complaints. 14 (21.8%) patients also had clinical symptoms in preoperative period. Mean duration of operation was 61 minutes. Mean blood loss was 30 ml and death wasn’t seen in any patient. Complication was seen in 15 (10.7%) patients in postoperative period. Splitting of cables was seen in 7 (10.9%) patients as the most common complication in the long term follow-up. Duration of hospitalization ranged from 3 to 15 days (average 5.1 ± 2.9 days). Reoperation was performed in 17 (26.5%) patients.

Conclusions: Minimally invasive surgery is successful for the treatment of pectus carinatum. Keywords : chest, pectus, deformity, congenital, thoracic, minimally invasive surgery, follow up study