Surgery of pectus excavatum in the world has a one hundred year history. The first procedure was performed in 1956. Since then, until the present day, Polish surgeons have operated Pectus excavatum using classical open methods, as well as the minimally invasive procedure introduced by Donald Nuss. The study was an attempt to summarize the history of Pectus excavatum surgery in Poland.
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