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Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 21, Issue 12, pp 1015–1017 | Cite as

Late-onset hemothorax after the Nuss procedure for funnel chest

  • Takuya KosumiEmail author
  • Takeo Yonekura
  • Mitsugu Owari
  • Shinji Hirooka
Case Report

Abstract

A 4-year-and-3-month-old boy with funnel chest underwent the Nuss procedure. He had an uneventful intraoperative and postoperative course, and was discharged on the tenth day of hospitalization. He developed chest pain while playing on the 29th day after surgery, and was diagnosed with right hemothorax. He was followed conservatively and the hemothorax disappeared.

Keywords

Funnel chest Nuss procedure Late complication Hemothorax 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takuya Kosumi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Takeo Yonekura
    • 1
  • Mitsugu Owari
    • 1
  • Shinji Hirooka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric of Surgery, Nara Hospital Kinki University School of MedicineIkoma, Nara Japan

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