Dynamic compression for correction of pectus carinatum

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.

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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.

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