Wenlin principle in the treatment of pectus excavatum
Author(s): Dr. Wenlin Wang, Dr. Weiguang Long, Dr. Yang Liu, Dr. Bin Cai and Dr. Juan Luo
Abstract: Pectus excavatum surgery has a history of many years, but there are some practical problems in its treatment. In most medical centers, the treatment of pectus excavatum is still limited to the application of a specific operation. The completion of the operation was regarded as the standard for the treatment of pectus excavatum. This concept does not guarantee the complete correction of pectus excavatum. Our principle is that pectus excavatum should be treated by more means and should not be limited to specific operation. Only when the deformity is completely eliminated can the operation be considered successful. Our principles are different from those of anyone else in the past. In order to make this principle more distinct, we named it Wenlin principle.