Congenital Thoracic Wall Deformities

Diagnosis, Therapy and Current Developments

  • Anton H. Schwabegger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anton H. Schwabegger
    Pages 1-2
  3. Bernhard Moriggl, Dieter Kotzot, Barbara Del Frari, Anton H. Schwabegger, Fazel Fatah
    Pages 3-56
  4. Anton H. Schwabegger, Michael Rieger, Barbara Semenitz, Gerhard Rumpold, Martin Lair
    Pages 57-82
  5. Anton H. Schwabegger, Günter Luckner, Gottfried Mitterschiffthaler, Martin W. Dünser, Paolo Lucciarini, Thomas Schmid
    Pages 87-105
  6. Anton H. Schwabegger, Ann M. Kuhn, Donald Nuss, Barbara Del Frari, Monika Mattesich, Christoph Papp et al.
    Pages 107-200
  7. Anton H. Schwabegger, Barbara Del Frari
    Pages 201-223
  8. Anton H. Schwabegger
    Pages 231-245
  9. Fazel Fatah, Thomas Schoeller, Anton H. Schwabegger
    Pages 247-265
  10. Anton H. Schwabegger, Barbara Del Frari
    Pages 267-276
  11. Anton H. Schwabegger, Dolores Wolfram-Raunicher, Evelyn Rabensteiner
    Pages 277-305
  12. Laszlo Kovacs, Maximilian Eder, Christian Brossmann, Anton H. Schwabegger
    Pages 307-325
  13. Anton H. Schwabegger
    Pages 327-327
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 329-346

About this book


These congenital deformities, funnel or keel chest deformities, as well as Poland syndromes, affect a small group of patients who suffer from aesthetic rather than functional impairment. The wide variety of diagnoses and recommended therapies, mostly surgical procedures, can be very confusing for patients, their parents, physicians and surgeons. In recent years several techniques have been refined and developed to deal with these complex problems, and surgeons with different specialties have been operating on these deformities, mostly as lonely experts in their respective fields.

This book should not be seen as an operation atlas but more as a compact survey of a small group of medical conditions and the need for flexible options for an individual therapeutic approach, based on the combined experience of different international specialists. Thus the book is designed for obstetricians, pediatricians, physicians and surgical specialists alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anton H. Schwabegger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgeryInnsbruck Medical UniversityInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-99137-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-99138-1
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