Pectus carinatum: When less is more
Awareness of pectus carinatum has increased among the medical community over the last several decades, as innovative options for non-surgical treatments have become more widely known. Management alternatives have shifted from open resective to minimally invasive strategies, and finally, to reshaping the chest using both surgical and non-surgical modalities. We aim to review the evolution of the diagnosis and treatment of pectus carinatum up to its current management.
M Martinez-Ferro, Fundación Hospitalaria Mother and Child Medical Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
G Bellia-Munzon, Fundación Hospitalaria Mother and Child Medical Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
I A Schewitz, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
L Toselli, Fundación Hospitalaria Mother and Child Medical Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Date published: 2019-09-17
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