Navigation Links
New Video Post Shows Minimally Invasive Procedure To Correct Sunken Chest Syndrome
Date:11/3/2009

Recently, Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. has started posting surgical videos as part of a new section on its website called "Baptist Medical News Network." Baptist offers a minimally invasive surgery to correct sunken chest syndrome in pediatric patients. As part the new portion of Baptist's website to integrate video of surgical procedures, Baptist decided to demonstrate this unique procedure by way of video.

Jackson, Miss. (Vocus) November 3, 2009 -- Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. offers a minimally invasive surgery to correct sunken chest syndrome in pediatric patients. As part the new portion of Baptist's website to integrate video of surgical procedures, Baptist decided to demonstrate this unique procedure by way of video.

Sunken chest syndrome, called pectus excavatum, affects about one out of every 1,000 children. It is a malformation in which the ribs and chest wall appear indented or sunken toward the spine.

"When we first launched the sunken chest syndrome press release in 2004, we received a good result from people dealing with this medical condition and looking for help," said Baptist Spokesman Robby Channell. "This year, we were able to incorporate video of medical procedures in our corporate communication strategy. Since the initial press release returned huge results, we thought it would be good to show how this procedure is performed, and the surgeon, Dr. Koury, agreed."

The Nuss procedure, the newest technique for correcting sunken chest, is performed by thoracic surgeon Dr. Michael Koury at Baptist. In the procedure, a small incision is made on each side of the rib cage. Next, a curved, custom-shaped, stainless steel rod is woven through the rib cage beneath the sternum. Once in place, the rod is rotated, turning the curved portion against the chest wall, and pushing the ribs and chest out. The rod is secured to the chest wall with sutures and wire and left in place for about two years.

"The theory behind this procedure is similar to correcting misaligned teeth with braces," said Dr. Koury. " We know that even in adults, the chest wall will change shape. So when this bar is used in children whose chests are still forming, the effects are very good. The bar acts as an internal brace and the deformity is corrected over time."

Dr. Koury was trained by Dr. Donald Nuss, who introduced this procedure in 1987. The Nuss procedure shortens the surgical time significantly. The procedure takes one hour or less with blood loss averaging 10 to 30 ccs, and it uses smaller incisions and leaves only two small scars. Whereas, the traditional open procedure, in addition to the increased operative morbidity, has a significant incidence of recurrence and could also leave the patient with a more rigid than normal chest. Plus, the traditional procedure takes two to three hours with the possibility of significant blood loss.

Following surgery, most patients experience some discomfort that is managed with medication. The average hospital stay is three to five days, with return to normal activities - with some precautions - within a month.

Dr. Koury added that not every child with sunken chest will require surgical correction.

"Objective data can be obtained on those children who experience symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pain during physical exertion to see if surgery is an option. Even when surgical intervention is not judged appropriate, children with pectus excavatum do bear watching in all cases," Dr. Koury said.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/11/prweb3148584.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Video: Nutrition Comes to NASCAR
2. Research Links TV/Video Game Playing With Child Obesity; Health Experts Back a New Approach
3. HealthInsuranceFinders.com Launches Video Contest for Young Directors
4. Video: Circulatory Care of New Jersey
5. MultiVu Video Feed: PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS CONVENE TO DISCUSS THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF RABIES
6. VIDEO from Medialink and General Motors: On and Off the Track
7. TriWest and Montana VA Launch PTSD Video Conference to Reach Rural Health Care Providers
8. Verizon Introduces Broadband Video Call Center Link for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Customers in Mid-Atlantic Region
9. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: The Next Generation Allergy Test - Nothing to Sneeze At
10. Video and Photo: Leading CEOs Launch Alliance With American Red Cross to Strengthen Nations Preparedness for Disasters
11. VIDEO from Medialink and General Mills: Digestive Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... , ... Elisa Guajardo Carothers is not your typical author. She went from working as a ... she writes about God, when she isn’t swimming as a performing mermaid. , Her book ... (Before Satan),” she offers a comedic look at the dysfunctions of God’s family, before Lucifer ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... , ... February 26, 2017 , ... Miro is the ... sound and video system brings songs, movies, TV shows and much more apps for ... clear, high-definition sound. An immersive view of 1280 x 720 provides crisp images with ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC), one ... at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/ , is proud to announce the addition of a registered ... Centre's commitment to innovation in drug rehab and alcohol treatment strategies beyond a ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 27, 2017 , ... New Jersey ... rates, among all types and genders. And the need for advanced services is growing. ... and its top-rated cancer care program, in collaboration with their non-profit partners in their ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... February 26, 2017 , ... ... lab became the world’s first to be ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accredited for Der ... , ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is the globally recognised standard that sets out requirements for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/27/2017)... , Feb. 27, 2017   Vitasome ® ... of nutritional supplements using its groundbreaking new liposome technology. ... percent of potency through digestion per Physician,s Desk ... solve the problem of nutritional waste and are scientifically ... during digestive processes Improve bioavailability with ...
(Date:2/27/2017)...  Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL ) today announced that ... Raymond James and Associates, 38 th Annual ... Orlando, FL. Cowen and Company ... March 7, 2017 in Boston, MA. ... in Miami, FL. Individuals ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... -- Leading Countries, Technologies and Companies ... at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2016-2021 and CAGR of 9.2% ... of 9.1% from 2016 to 2027. The market is estimated at ... ... Read on to discover how you can exploit the future business ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: