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Use of a pectus bar for surgical stabilization of cardiopulmonary resuscitation induced flail chest
  • SungKwang Lee,
  • dohyung kim,
  • Chee Hoon Lee
SungKwang Lee
Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital
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dohyung kim
Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital
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Chee Hoon Lee
Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital
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Abstract

A flail chest can occur when cardiopulmonary resuscitation causes extensive rib fractures. Despite successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if the flail chest is not treated, the patient may not survive regardless of the correction of the primary condition that caused the cardiac arrest. Therefore, if flail chest persists despite proper conservative management to correct the flail chest, active surgical management is essential. We present a successful surgical treatment with pectus bar for a patient with flail chest, caused by extensive segmental rib fractures sustained during cardiopulmonary resuscitation for a massive pulmonary thromboembolism.

Peer review status:Published

03 May 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
04 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
04 May 2020Assigned to Editor
04 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
22 May 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
30 May 20201st Revision Received
01 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
01 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
01 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
Aug 2020Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery volume 35 issue 8 on pages 2064-2066. 10.1111/jocs.14773