X, 147 p. 88 illus., 86 illus. in color. online resource
This book with accompanying videos focuses on pectus excavatum correction using custom-made silicone implants. It discusses patient evaluation, the minimally invasive procedure and follow-up care. It also describes in detail, and in a way that is comprehensible for practicing clinicians, the procedure for creating silicone implants using a scanner (computer-aided design). Further, the book presents the possibility of using fat grafting to correct this congenital deformity and highlights secondary surgical procedures and complications (e.g. infections). Correcting pectus excavatum using a computer-aided design silicone implant is a simple and reliable technique that yields high-quality, aesthetic results. In the medium term, the approach may render invasive techniques obsolete, however, these operations remain risky
Etiopathogeny, Genetic, Quality of Life, and associated Syndroms -- Pulmonary function testing in Pectus -- Radiologic Anatomy and New Classification (Haller Index and Volume relations) -- Scanner and Computer aided design -- Plaster modelling and 3D prototypes -- Manufacturing, casting, and sterilisation -- Custom made Implants techniques with CAD, hospitalisation and follow-up -- Breasts and Pectus excavatum -- Filling method with Fat graft technique -- Thoracic surgical correction of pectus excavatum: minmal and open approach -- Secondary surgical procedure -- Complications and Hazards -- Information sheet for patients and surgeons for custom made Implants -- Legislations and standards for custom amde implants in Europe: A Review.