Improvement of tracheal compression after pectus excavatum repair

Go Miyano, Romeo C. Ignacio, Robert E. Wood, Thomas H. Inge*

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A 4-year-old girl with pectus excavatum (PE), multiple prior respiratory infections, tracheomalacia and tracheal compression due to the innominate artery was referred for surgical evaluation. Aortopexy was deemed unlikely to improve airway diameter due to her chest concavity. Thoracoscopy-assisted PE repair was performed, resulting in marked improvement in the anteroposterior diameter of the trachea and resolution of her respiratory symptoms. Durability of the PE correction at 2 and 7 years following bar removal was demonstrated radiographically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-959
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Nuss technique
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Tracheal compression
  • Tracheomalacia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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