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Pectus carinatum: When less is more

M Martinez-Ferro, G Bellia-Munzon, I A Schewitz, L Toselli

Abstract


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.


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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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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2019;25(3):116-122. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2019.v25i3.019

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Date submitted: 2019-09-17
Date published: 2019-09-17

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