Current Thoracic Surgery 2017 , Vol 2 , Issue 3
Scar revision after minimal invasive repairment of pectus deformities
Murat Öncel1,Hüseyin Yıldıran2,Gökçe Yıldıran3,Güven Sadi Sunam1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
2Thoracic Surgery Clinic, Konya Numune State Hospital, Konya, Turkey
3Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery,Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2017.0022 Viewed : 4531 - Downloaded : 554 Pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum are the most common congenital chest wall deformities among others. The current surgical treatment involves insertion of a pectus bar to correct the deformity. It is a minimal invasive technique with minimal incisions but a scar tissue might be seen similar to all surgical interventions. This is an unintended result after surgery. In minimal invasive repairment of pectus deformities, we recommend scar revision after the removal of bar to achieving a good aesthetic outcome. Keywords : pectus deformity, scar, surgery