Background: Pectus Excavatum (PEx) is the most common congenital chest wall deformity, accounting for over
90% of all chest wall deformities. Surgical correction is recommended because severe PEx can affect the physical
and psychological development of patients. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of surgical repair of
Pectus Excavatum in adults during hospital course and results after 1 year.
Methods: Prospective study was carried out on 86 adult patients aged ≥ 15 years, 52 males and 34 females (mean
age was 26 ± 1.5 years). All cases were divided into two groups, group I: (15–25 years old) and group II: (> 25 years
old). Preoperative, operative, and postoperative data were reviewed. Statistical analysis was performed.
Results: Statistical analyses revealed significant improvement postoperatively of cosmetic satisfaction (P-value < 0.
0001), pain (P-value =0.0003), exertional dyspnea (p-value