Delayed-onset hypovolemic shock after the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum.

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

PubMedID: 24422877

Jeong JY, Suh JH, Yoon JS, Park CB. Delayed-onset hypovolemic shock after the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014;9(1):15.
The Nuss procedure, which is a minimally invasive approach for treating pectus excavatum, has better functional and cosmetic outcomes than other invasive procedures. Cardiac perforation is the most serious complication and several methods for the prevention of intraoperative events has been developed. Although most cardiac injuries are detected in the operating room, in the case described herein the patient experienced sudden hypovolemic shock during the postoperative recovery period. This indicates that special caution is mandatory even after successful execution of the Nuss procedure.