Pectus Excavatum is very frequent, between 1-2% of the population, with greater or lesser deformity. It almost never produces functional alterations, and when it does, correction of the thoracic cage is indicated .
In these cases different surgical techniques are practiced (Ravitch, Nus, modified Ravitch).
As the most common is that the problem is aesthetic, the most innovative technique is correction using 3D custom implants.
These solid silicone implants are custom designed for each patient based on a CT scan of the chest.
The procedure is much less bloody and painful than the aforementioned techniques, since cartilage and bone are not touched.
Dr. Ramón Moreno Balsalobre.
Head of La Princesa University Hospital Service.
Hospital MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid.
Saint Francis of Assisi Hospital.