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Brachial plexus palsy, a rare delayed complication of the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum: a case report

  • Tieqin Liu
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    Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China
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  • Hongxu Liu
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    Corresponding author. Tel.: +86 138 4000 4476; fax: +86 24 2281 5632.
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    Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China
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  • Chunlu Yang
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    Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China
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  • Shun Xu
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    Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China
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  • Changbo Sun
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    Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China
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      Abstract

      We report a rare complication after the Nuss procedure for the correction of pectus excavatum in a 15-year-old adolescent boy. He began to have delayed right brachial plexus injury on the 15th postoperative day. Careful physical check-up revealed a painful and enlarged subaxillary lymph node. He was successfully treated using anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.

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