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Vacuum Bell / Pectus Excavatum Treatment

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What is Vacuum Bell? A treatment method for Pectus Excavatum!

The Therapy Of Vacuum Bell Method

Vacuum bell treatment for pectusIn addition to surgical repair of Pectus excavatum, the vacuum bell was introduced more than 10 years ago. It is a conservative treatment to correct the pectus excavatum. The preliminary results of Vacuum Bell are encouraging.

With the vacuum bell treatment that is based on 13-year of experience during the Nuss procedure the intraoperative use some technical innovations.


Nuss Procedure or Vacuum Bell?

You know that there is a treatment called as Nuss Procedure for Pectus Excavatum. But also there is another which we mention as Vacuum Bell Method. This method is used from the patients who don’t want to be operated. And it si usefull, painless also handy!

Vacuum Bell Methods

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vacuum bellTo create a vacuum at the anterior wall of the chest a Vacuum Bell with a patient-activated hand pump is used. There are three different types of sizes of vacuum bell are available. There exists a model that is fitted for young women. According to the patient’s age and ventral surface the appropriate size of vacuum bell is selected. For a minimum of 30 minutes twice a day it should be used at home. It can be used for a maximum to several hours daily. During follow-up visits with an integrated gauge the intensity of the applied negative pressure can be evaluated. There is a prototype of electric models that are used to enable the measurement of the correlation between the elevation of the anterior wall of the chest and the applied negative pressure.

Vacuum Bell Results

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vacuum bell resultsApproximately, 450 patients between the age of 21 to 61 years have been started the vacuum bell therapy since 2003. The clinical course and the success of vacuum bell therapy can be influenced by the age and gender-specific differences, symmetry or asymmetry, depth of PE, and the concomitant malformations such as kyphosis, and scoliosis. There are three different groups of patients are seen. In almost every patient during the Nuss procedure an immediate elevation of the sternum was thoracoscopically confirmed. Since last 13 years, almost 434 patients including female and male started treatment with vacuum bell therapy. For which types of patients is it effective? The majority of the patients are children and adolescents

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Technical Details of Vacuum Bell

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There are three different sizes of vacuum bells are available, they are 16, 19 and 26 in diameter. According to the individual ventral surface and patient’s age the size of the vacuum bell is chosen. In a supplementary surface with reinforced silicon wall the medium-sized model is available. With a small deep Pectus excavatum the medium sized model is suited for the adult patients. A special fitted model is available for the adult and adolescents female patients

For a minimum of 30 minutes twice a day during 4-6 weeks of vacuum bell should be used and it is done according to the instructions and experiences.

Indications, Contradictions, and Side Effects

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using vacuum bellGenerally, the vacuum bell therapy is feasible at any age. The important factors are the patient’s age and the ventral surface for local application. There are some contraindications that include vasculopathies, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiac disorders, and coagulopathies. Before beginning the therapy a standardized evaluation of the protocol is routinely performed to exclude these disorders

There are some complications, which include; during the vacuum bell are petechial bleeding, subcutaneous hematoma, and dordalgia and transient parasthesia of the upper extremities.

Why should buy and use it?

For better results vacuum bell is used. If you still have questions on your mind, you can write a comment us or write on our blog to other peoples who have used Vacuum Bell.

There Are Ten Size Of Vacuum Bell Available

diferent sizes of vacuum bell


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Do you want to learn more about Pectus Excavatum?

If you want to learn more, click here -> Pectus Excavatum – Signs, Symptoms and Causes

About the Author
I am here to share information about Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum. I had 4 times Excavatum surgeries and one of them was "Rawitch"...
  1. shabber Reply

    Hey how can i buy this?

  2. Mohamad Reply


    I am living in Saudi Arabia and I would like to buy bell, I am 40 years oold with 170 CM high and 68Kg weight. Please help with direction to buy bell

  3. Adil Reply

    السلام عليكم كم تمن هدا الجهاز بالدرهم المغربي

  4. Adil Reply

    انا اعاني من تقعر في عضام الصدر انا من المغرب ارجوكم عل من تمن مناسب لي انا انسان بسيط

  5. Tobie Reply

    Does a doctor Oder this treatment? What type of doctor do you see to treat Pectus Excavatum with a brace and/or a vacuum bell?

  6. Alison Reply

    Hi, I’m a 15 year old girl and I have pectus excavatum which is not very deep, but I am interested in this treatment if you can provide me with someone to buy it from and what would it be for me, I live in London so do you also sell it here ? thanks and greetings

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