What is the role of the sternal turn-over technique in the treatment of pectus excavatum?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Andre Hebra, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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The image below is an illustration of another open operative technique used rarely today, the so-called "sternal turn-over operation."

Operative diagram illustrating one of the open tec Operative diagram illustrating one of the open techniques for correction of pectus excavatum. The drawing is of the so-called "turn-over operation" for repair of pectus. It shows the extensive dissection and the radical nature of this open technique for surgical correction of this congenital chest wall deformity.

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