Simultaneous repair of pectus excavatum and pulmonary valve implantation years after complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot

Tuncer E., Vuran A. C., Ozyuksel A., Yeginsu A., Ceyran H.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.65, no.2, pp.127-129, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11748-015-0578-z
  • Journal Name: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-129
  • Keywords: Pectus excavatum, Tetralogy of Fallot, Congenital heart disease, Pulmonary valve insufficiency
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Although pectus excavatum is a common congenital abnormality of the chest wall, its coexistence with congenital heart defects is rarely encountered. In this report, we present a young adult who was re-operated for pulmonary valve regurgitation and pectus excavatum years after complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot. The surgical challenge and pitfalls are discussed along with a brief review of the literature.