Unilateral agenesis of ribs with a "lung hernia," may cause severe respiratory distress in a neonate. Our experience with the use of a temporary external chest splint for stabilization of the congenital flail chest in one patient is presented. The device facilitated extubation and allowed the infant to grow prior to future surgical reconstruction.
- "lung hernia"
- Agenesis of ribs
- congenital flail chest
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health