ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Our Experiences on Ravitch Operation
Öztekin OTO, Eyüp HAZAN, Ünal AÇIKEL, Murat ERTÜRK, Erdem SİLİSTRELİ, Hakkı KAZAZ
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İZMİR
Chest wall deformities are diagnosed generally in infancy and early childhood periods. Sugical therapy are done generally for reasons of cosmetics, cardiac and functional. Surgical therapy is generally succesfull in childhood (1,4,10). Surgical therapy for childhood are more succesfull than surgical therapy in adults (10,15,18).

In this article, our experiences of surgery performed for pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum are presented.

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