Surgical Options

Options for Pectus Excavatum:

  • Nuss Procedure
    • Becoming preferred method of treatment
    • Small scars on sides
    • Good cosmetic outcome
  • Ravitch Technique
    • Older technique
    • Leaves large central scar in chest
  • Magnet Therapy
    • Currently in trials
    • Magnet placed in chest and brace outside

Options for Pectus Carinatum:

  • External Bracing
    • Braces put pressure on chest to flatten it
  • Dynamic Compression
  • Reverse Nuss
    • Nuss bars put in upside down to pull chest inwards
  • and others

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