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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 216-219

Successful management for repeated bar displacements after Nuss method by two bars connected by a stabilizer


Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tsutomu Kashimura
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Ooyaguchikami-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 1738610
Japan
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DOI: 10.4103/atm.ATM_84_19

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The Nuss method has become the standard surgery for the treatment of funnel chest, and good therapeutic results have been reported. Among the complications of the Nuss method, displacement of the bar is the most frequent, and there are cases in which reoperation is necessary. In this case report, we have devised a new stabilizer that connects and fixes two bars as bar displacement occurred following each of the two prior Nuss procedures, and the outcome of our procedure was evaluated.


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