Chest Wall Deformities and Corrective Procedures by Shyam Kolvekar, Hans Pilegaard

By Shyam Kolvekar, Hans Pilegaard

​This e-book discusses predominantly pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum, its version and the remedy modalities on hand, together with minimally invasive surgical procedure. this can support to extend information of the to be had healing procedures to medical professionals and healthcare employees yet also will aid trainee cardiac and thoracic surgeons. it's also an essential reference ebook for these already practicing.

​Chest wall deformities are a standard occurrence, the most common being pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum. The therapy for those is equipped via only a few facilities and there's a decline in services particularly within the united kingdom because of rationing. whilst sufferers process their GP they're more often than not became away and requested to dwell with it because of a scarcity of information and remedy modalities.  
The Editors have huge event during this box and will invite authors from different specialties, i.e. chest physicians, heart specialist, pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, ache administration workforce, plastic surgeons and prosthetic departments, to give a contribution their perspectives and ideas to the book.

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Shukla et al. 26 with cardiorespiratory symptoms, including exercise intolerance, fatigue, decreased stamina, exercise-induced wheezing [3, 4]. As many as 25 % of PE patients have increased incidence of respiratory tract infections or asthma and more than 50 % experience sharp pains in the lower anterior chest. Tachypnoea and palpitations are also common [3]. Moderate to severe deformities can result in significant displacement of the heart into the left chest resulting in considerable physiological impairment.

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