Chest Wall Deformities and Corrective Procedures

  • Shyam Kolvekar
  • Hans Pilegaard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shyam K. Kolvekar
    Pages 1-5
  3. Shyam K. Kolvekar, Natalie L. Simon, Trupti Kolvekar
    Pages 7-12
  4. Natalie L. Simon, Trupti Kolvekar, Shyam K. Kolvekar
    Pages 13-16
  5. Shyam K. Kolvekar, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 17-20
  6. Shyam K. Kolvekar, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 21-23
  7. Rajeev Shukla, Trupti Kolvekar, Shyam K. Kolvekar
    Pages 25-34
  8. Marcelo Martinez-Ferro
    Pages 35-60
  9. Hans K. Pilegaard
    Pages 67-70
  10. Marie Maagaard, Hans K. Pilegaard
    Pages 87-90
  11. Shyam K. Kolvekar, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 91-97
  12. Herbert J. Witzke, Natalie L. Simon, Shyam K. Kolvekar
    Pages 99-108
  13. Dawn E. Jaroszewski, Kevin J. Johnson
    Pages 109-127
  14. Simon Withey, Robert A. Pearl
    Pages 129-135
  15. Frank-Martin Haecker, Marcelo Martinez-Ferro
    Pages 137-160
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 169-170

About this book


This book outlines the management, treatment and consequences of chest wall deformities. Incorporating all the possible origin of these deformities – congenital or acquired which arise either post-traumatically or after surgery on the lungs – it also describes deformities associated with spinal conditions, for example kyphosis, and other defects such as Marfan syndrome. It goes into detail on the most common congenital defect, pectus excavatum.

Chest Wall Deformities and Corrective Procedures describes the diagnosis and appearance of patients with the condition, which is important as the symptoms do not always present in a typical manner in every case. Most severe cases present intolerance to exercise, pain and fatigue, while psychological sy

mptoms can be common, which can cause considerable patient distress. The book defines the treatment options available, their possible complications and future necessities for public education. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shyam Kolvekar
    • 1
  • Hans Pilegaard
    • 2
  1. 1.Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, The Heart Hospital UCLH LondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Aarhus University Hospital, Associate. Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Clinical MedicineAarhusDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23966-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23968-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology