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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

Chapter 48 - Pectus Excavatum

Summary

In this chapter, pectus excavatum is discussed with regard to diagnosis, surgical indications, evaluation of severity and surgical approaches. The author reviews the anesthesia implications for the minimally invasive thoracoscopic approach (currently the standard technique) as well as a multimodal approach to pain management including regional and medical management options.