Argentinian thoracic surgeon Dr. Horacio Abramson was the first to adapt the Nuss technique (minimally invasive technique to treat pectus carinatum patients) to treat pectus carinatum patients and share his findings in 2005 with the medical world (1).
After a five-year follow-up, he shared results acquired from 40 patients with the medical world. After the bar was removed the procedure was highly successful for 10, successful for 4, mediocre for 4, and unsuccessful for 2 out of 20 patients in total. The success rate of Abramson procedure is quite high as seen above. After the removal of the bar, results were positive for 18 out of 20 patients (2).