We suggest that patients with pectus carinatum have a trial of compression therapy before recommending surgical resection. The use of pressure measurement avoids complications such as skin lesions, partial or poor results, and patient noncompliance.
Dynamic compression system for the correction of pectus carinatum, Martinez-Ferro M, Fraire C, Bernard S, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fundacion Hospitalaria’s Private Children’s Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2008 Aug;17(3):194-200. doi: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2008.03.008.