Course 9: Chest Wall Resection and Adult Pectus Surgery

Course Directors: James M. Donahue, Baltimore, MD, and Mathew Thomas, Jacksonville, FL 


In this hands-on course, participants will learn the various techniques for reconstruction of large chest wall defects after resection. Other highlights of the course will include stabilization of rib and sternal fractures using the most current reconstruction systems and minimally invasive repair of adult pectus excavatum defects.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Perform rigid and semi-rigid reconstruction of chest wall defects after resection, including the ribs and sternum
  • Demonstrate how to stabilize single and multiple rib fractures using rib fixation devices
  • Use sternal fixation devices to stabilize the sternum
  • Perform minimally invasive repair of adult pectus excavatum defects

Please watch the video below containing background information and lecture materials associated with this course.

Please note: No CME credit is associated with the viewing of web-based content. This presentation was created for The Society of Thoracic Surgeons STS University courses, and STS retains sole rights to these materials.