The vacuum chest wall lifter: an innovative, nonsurgical addition to the management of pectus excavatum

Volume: 40, Issue: 3, Pages: 496 - 500
Published: Mar 1, 2005
Abstract
This report describes the authors' experience using a vacuum to pull the abnormal chest wall outward in patients with pectus excavatum.A suction cup was used to create a vacuum at the chest wall. A patient-activated hand pump was used to reduce pressure up to 15% below atmospheric pressure. The device was used by 60 patients (56 males, 4 females), aged 6.1 to 34.9 years (median, 14.8 years), for a minimum of 30 minutes, twice a day, up to 5...
Paper Details
Title
The vacuum chest wall lifter: an innovative, nonsurgical addition to the management of pectus excavatum
Published Date
Mar 1, 2005
Volume
40
Issue
3
Pages
496 - 500
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