Successful operative rib fixation of traumatic flail chest in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta

Afif N. Kulaylat, Charles H. Chesnut, Ariel P. Santos, Scott B. Armen

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Abstract

Increasing attention has been directed towards operative rib fixation of traumatic flail chest; reported benefits include more rapid weaning from the ventilator, decreased intensive care unit stays, decreased complications and improved functional results. The outcomes of this surgical intervention in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare condition characterized by low bone density and bone fragility, are unknown. This case demonstrates that, in the management of traumatic flail chest in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta, surgical fixation can be successful and should be considered early.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-519
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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