Chest Wall Deformity

Research and Publications

Original Research

  1. Haller JA, Scherer LR, Turner CS, and Colombani PM:  Evolving management of pectus excavatum based upon more than 650 personal cases.  Annals of Surgery 209:(5), 1989. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2705822
  2. Haller JA, Colombani PM, Humphries T, Azizkhan RG, and Loughlin GM: Chest wall constriction after too extensive and too early operations for pectus excavatum.Annals of Thoracic Surgery 61:1618-25, 1996. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8651758
  3. Prabhakaran K, Paidas CN, Haller JA, Pegoli W, Colombani PM: Management of floating sternum following repair of pectus excavatum.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 36(1), 159-164, 2001. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11150457
  4. Kelly RE, Shamberger RC, Mellins RB, Mitchell KK, Lawson ML, Oldham K, Azizkhan RG, Hebra AV, Nuss D, Goretsky MJ, Sharp RJ, Holcomb GW, Shim WKT, Megison SM, Moss RL, Fecteau AH, Colombani PM, Bagley, and Moskowitz AB.  Prospective multicenter study of surgical correction of pectus excavatum:  Design, perioperative complications, pain and baseline pulmonary function facililtated by internet-based datacollection.  J Am Coll Surg 2007; 205:205. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17660066
  5. Swanson JW, Colombani PM:  Reactive pectus carcinatum in patients treated for pectus excavatum.  J Pediatr Surg 2008; August 43(8); 1468-1473. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=18675637
  6. Kelly RE, Cash TF, Shamberger RC, Mitchell KK, Mellins RB, Lawson L, Oldham K, Azizkhan RG, Hebra AV, Nuss D, Goretsky MJ, Sharp RJ, Holcomb GW, Shim WKT,   Megison SM, Moss RL, Colombani PM et al:  Surgical repair of pectus excavatum markedly improves body image and perceived ability for physical activity:  a multicenter study.  Pediatrics 2008; 122; 1218-1222. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19047237
  7. Olbrecht VA, Arnold MA, Nabaweesi R, Chang DC, McIltrot KH, Abdullah F, Paidas CN, and Colombani PM:  Lorenz bar repair of pectus excavatum in the adult population:  should it be done?  Ann Thorac Surg 2008; Aug;86(2):402-8; discussion 408-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18640305
  8. Olbrecht VA, Abdullah F, Arnold MA, Nabaweesi R, Chang DC, McIltrot KH, Paidas CN, Colombani PM.  Upper Sternal Depression Following Lorenz Bar Repair of Pectus Excavatum. Pediatr Surg Int 24:843-6, 2008. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18438675
  9. Olbrecht VA, Nabaweesi R, Arnold MA, Chandler N, Chang DC, McIltrot KH, Abdullah F, Paidas CN, Colombani PM.  Pectus bar repair of pectus excavatum in patients with connective tissue disease.  J Pediatr Surg. 2009;44(9):1812-6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19735830
  10. Lawson ML, Mellins RB, Paulson JF, Shamberger RC, Oldham K, Azizkhan Rg, Hebra AV, Nuss D, Goretsky MJ, Sharp RJ, Holcomb GW 3rd, Shim WK, Megison SM, Moss RL, Fecteau AH, Colombani PM, Moskowitz AB, Hill J, Kelly RE Jr. Increasing severity of pectus excavatum is associated with reduced pulmonary function.  J Pediatr 2011 August:159(2):256-61. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21429515
  11. Sacco-Casamassima MG, Wong, LG, Papandria D, Abdullah F, Vricella LA, Cameron DE, Colombani PM.  Modified Nuss Procedure in Concurrent Repair of Pectus Excavatum and Open-Heart Surgery:  Institutional Experience at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Mar;95(3):1043-9. Epub 2013 Jan 10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23312791
  12. Papandria D, Arlikar J, Sacco Casamassima MG, Ortega G, Salazar JH, Zhang Y, Lukish J, Colombani P, Abdullah F.  Increasing age at time of pectus excavatum repair in children:  Emerging consensus?  J Pediatr Surg 48(1):191-6, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23331814
  13. Kelly RE Jr, Mellins RB, Shamberger RC, Mitchell KK, Lawson ML, Oldham KT, Azizkhan RG, Hebra AV, Nuss D. Goretsky MJ, Sharp RJ, Holcomb GW 3rd, Shim WK, Megison SM, Moss RL, Fecteau AH, Colombani PM, Cooper D, Bagley T, Quinn A, Moskowitz AB, Paulson JF. Multicenter study of pectus excavatum, final report: complications, static/exercise pulmonary function, and anatomic outcomes. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Dec:217(6):1080-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24246622
  14. Sacco Casamassima MG, Goldstein SD, Salazar JH, McIltrot KH, Abdullah F, Colombani PM. Perioperative strategies and technical modifications to the Nuss repair for pectus excavatum in pediatric patients:  a large volume, single institution experience.  J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Apr;49(575-82). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24726116
  15. Sacco-Casamassima MG, Goldstein SD, Gause CD, Karim O, Michailidou M, Stewart D, Colombani PM, Abdullah F. Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum: analyzing contemporary practice in 50 ACS NSQIP-pediatric institutions. Pediatr Surg Int. 2015 May;31(5):493-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25814003
  16. Sacco Casamassima MG, Papandria D, Goldstein SD, Yang J, McIltrot, KH, Abdullah F, Colombani PM. Contemporary management of recurrent pectus excavatum. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Apr 28. pii: S0022-3468(15)00314-0. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25962841
  17. Sacco Casamassima MG, Gause C, Goldstein SD, Karim O, Swarup A, McIltrot K, Yang J, Abdullah F, Colombani PM. Patient Satisfaction After Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum in Adults: Long-Term Results of Nuss Procedure in Adults. Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Apr; 101(4): 1338-45. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26794892
  18. Farach SM, Danielson PD, Chandler NM. The role of chest radiography following pectus bar removal. Pediatr Surg Int. 2016 Jul;32(7):705-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27286887
  19. Litz CN, Farach SM, Fernandez AM, Elliott R, Dolan J, Nelson W, Walford NE, Snyder C, Jacobs JP, Amankwah EK, Danielson PD, Chandler NM. Enhancing recovery after minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum. Pediatr Surg Int 2017 Oct;33(10):1123-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28852843
  20. Snyder CW, Farach SM, Litz CN, Danielson PD, Chandler NM. The modified percent depth: Another step toward quantifying severity of pectus excavatum without cross-sectional imaging. J Pediatr Surg 2017 Jul;52(7):1098-101. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28189448

Case Reports

  1. Sacco-Casamassima MG, Goldstein SD, Birdsong M, McIltrot KH, Abdullah F, Colombani PM. Z-type pattern pectus excavatum/carinatum in a case of Noonan syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99(5):1835-7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=25952229

Book Chapters

  1. Colombani PM: Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum in Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003.

Pectus Presentations

Oral/Podium
  1. Olbrecht VA, Arnold MA, Nabaweesi R, Chandler NM, Chang DC, McIltrot K, Abdullah F, Paidas CN, Colombani PM.  Pectus Bar Repair of Pectus Excavatum In Patients With Connective Tissue Disease.  American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, California.  October 26-30, 2007.
  2. Snyder CW, Danielson PD, Farach SM, Chandler NM. A Simple Caliper Measurement Technique to Quantify Severity of Pectus Excavatum. 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV. February 3-4, 2015.
  3. Farach SM, Snyder CW, Danielson PD, Chandler NM. A simple caliper measurement technique to quantify severity of pectus excavatum. Talbert Lectureship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, March 2015.
  4. Litz CN, Farach SM, Snyder CW, Jacobs JP, Davis J, Amankwah EK, Danielson PD, Chandler NM. Practice variation in pectus excavatum repair within a single institution. 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL. February 2-4, 2016.
  5. Litz CN, Fernandez A, Elliott R, Nelson W, Walford NE, Danielson PD, Chandler NM. Impact of a pain management protocol on outcomes after surgical repair of pectus excavatum. Talbert Lectureship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, March 25, 2016.

Poster

  1. Snyder CW, Danielson PD, Farach SM, Chandler NM. A simple caliper measurement technique to quantify severity of pectus excavatum. All Children’s Hospital 3nd Annual Research Seminar. St. Petersburg, FL, October 17, 2014.
  2. Litz CN, Farach SM, Danielson PD, Chandler NM. The role of chest radiography following pectus bar removal. 4th Annual All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine Research Symposium. St. Petersburg, FL, October 16, 2015.
  3. Kauffman JD, Danielson PD, Chandler NM. Outcomes of Pectus Excavatum Repair Performed by Pediatric versus Non-pediatric Surgical Specialists. Southeastern Surgical Congress. Tampa, FL February 13, 2018.