Distraction osteogenesis of the sternum for thoracic expansion in a severe case of jeune syndrome: A preliminary report

Yoshimichi Imai, Ryuta Kitanishi, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Atsushi Takeda, Masahiro Tachi

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Abstract

Severe asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy (Jeune syndrome) is usually fatal. The authors used distraction osteogenesis in a severe case and achieved 45mm distraction of the sternum and improvement in tidal volume, lung compliance, and mean airway pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-183
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 22

Keywords

  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Jeune syndrome
  • Thoracic expansion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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