Chest wall deformities encompass a variety of congenital and acquired pathologies that affect the pediatric and the adult population. This comprehensive work offers detailed state of the art information on the changing paradigms in ultrastructural evaluation, diagnosis, clinical investigation, and treatment and reflects the shift towards conservative and minimally invasive treatment options. The combination of concise descriptions and high-quality images will provide the reader with a clear understanding of all relevant concepts. Diagnostic and imaging modalities are analysed in depth, and surgical procedures are explained step by step with the aid of clear, informative illustrations. Experts in the management of chest wall deformities from all over the world have contributed their experiences and approaches, making this a unique textbook in the field and an ideal reference work for clinicians and surgeons.
Amulya Kumar Saxena is a Consultant Pediatric Surgeon at the Chelsea Children's Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. He graduated summa-cum-laude from the Medical University of Pecs, Hungary, and subsequently specialized in Pediatric Surgery at the Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster, Germany, later becoming Chief Consultant Pediatric Surgeon. He was later the Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria, during which he was also Head of the Experimental Fetal Surgery and the Tissue Engineering Unit. Amulya Saxena has been the recipient of various awards for his scientific contributions in Pediatric Surgery and associated Research. He has been an invited guest professor/lecturer at various departments of pediatric surgery across the world and is a member of various International and National Scientific societies. He is a regular contributor at international conferences and the author of more than 140 original articles in peer-reviewed journals.