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Exceptional life threatening complication 19 years after Ravitch correction of pectus excavatum.
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  • Krzysztof Greberski,
  • Radoslaw Jarzabek,
  • Bartłomiej Perek,
  • Pawel Bugajski
Krzysztof Greberski
J Strus Multidisciplinary Hospital, Poznan, Poland
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Radoslaw Jarzabek
J Strus Multidisciplinary Hospital, Poznan, Poland
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Bartłomiej Perek
Poznan University of Medical Sciences
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Pawel Bugajski
J Strus Multidisciplinary Hospital, Poznan, Poland
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Abstract

Ravitch technique of chest correction has been considered, although invasive, as safe and efficacious surgical method. We describe a case of 35-year-old woman with cardiac tamponade and in cardiogenic shock due to exceptional late complication after pectus excavatum reconstruction by means of classic Ravitch technique 19 years earlier. This very late adverse event was caused by broken metal sternal wire that injured the wall of the ascending aorta. Patient underwent salvage repair of this segment of aorta in cardiopulmonary bypass. Postoperative course and post-discharge 3-year follow-up have been uneventful.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

23 Apr 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
05 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
05 May 2021Assigned to Editor
08 May 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 May 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
02 Jun 20211st Revision Received
14 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
14 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
15 Jun 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned