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i have a pectus excavadum and my mammogram is always incomplete what can they do for a thorough evaluation

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
MRI: You could consider doing a bilateral breast MRI if for some anatomical reason they are unable to perform a mamogram. It is more expenisve, and dose a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
What kind.: Need to consult a thoracic surgeon or plastic surgeon that repairs chest wall deformities. Need cat scan thorax, echocardiogram, pulmonary function t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Likely nothing: If you have symptoms, see a thoracic surgeon/ and r pulmonologist, more to be sure something else is not an issue. In children with specific signs sy ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Nuss procedure: Without knowing the degree of pectus excavatum you have can not advise but check out this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23hs8tlvpas.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Size or symptoms: Depth from a ruler across chest. Volume in milliliters. Clinical any symptoms socially any disturbance from peers.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not always: Can be purely cosmetic and be made fun of by peers/opposit sex. Can affect exercise tolerance if severe and compressing the heart between the sternum ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Pectus is a problem with the cartilages that connect the ribs with the sternum. No exercise will reduce this.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pectus excavatum: Read this easy to understand piece: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/definition/con-20028599.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes.: There are two procedures. The nuss procedure is less invasive and there is thge ravitch procedure which is more invasive . Results are similar with bo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blum
47 years experience Pediatrics
Unsinking the chest: Some really good options are available for this procedure. Pediatric surgeons have advanced this treatment over the years. Now it is possible to have ... Read More
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