Psychosocial functioning in pediatric patients with pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum


BAHADIR A. T. , Kuru Bektasoglu P., Cakiroglu Eser A., Afacan C., YÜKSEL M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.47, no.3, pp.771-777, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1511-66
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.771-777

Abstract

Background/aim: Pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum are the most commonly seen anterior chest wall deformities. Recent studies reveal that minimal invasive repair of pectus deformities improves the quality of life. Our aim is to assess the psychosocial functioning and sociodemographic characteristics of pediatric patients with pectus deformities and evaluate the differences between patients operated on with minimal invasive repair techniques and nonoperated patients.