Wenlin procedure: Minimally invasive surgery for barrel chest
Author(s): Dr. Wenlin Wang, Dr. Weiguang Long, Dr. Yang Liu, Dr. Bin CAI and Dr. Juan Luo
Abstract: Wenlin procedure is a special operation designed by us. In the early stage, it was specially used for the treatment of pectus carinatum. Later, we found that it also had an effect on other protrusion deformities. Barrel chest can be regarded as the overall protrusion of chest wall, so it is also a kind of protrusion deformity. Because there is protrusion, Wenlin procedure should also play a role. We used this kind of operation in the operation of barrel chest and obtained satisfactory results. Our experience shows that Wenlin procedure is an ideal choice for the treatment of barrel chest.