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Is there a way to do a pectus excavatum repair without surgery?

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Dr. Andre Hebra
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Pectus repair

Pectus excavatum repair can be achieved without surgery in patients with a mild pectus deformity.
It requires the use of an external vacuum device. Here is a link with additional information: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21240610.

In brief: Pectus repair

Pectus excavatum repair can be achieved without surgery in patients with a mild pectus deformity.
It requires the use of an external vacuum device. Here is a link with additional information: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21240610.
Dr. Andre Hebra
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Yes

Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) can be repaired without surgery.
Most of these cases respond to external compression braces. They need to worn religiously and not "part time" to be most effective.

In brief: Yes

Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) can be repaired without surgery.
Most of these cases respond to external compression braces. They need to worn religiously and not "part time" to be most effective.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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