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Is there any way to fix pectus excavatum without breaking bones

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
I don't think so: It's an anatomical defect, hence it must be taken care of surgically. I would not recommend it, though, just for cosmetic reasons only, as the outcome ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) can be repaired without surgery. Most of these cases respond to external compression braces. They need to worn religio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pectus excavatum: Sorry no magic, read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/pectus_excavatum.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Hebra
33 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Pectus exercise: The development of pectus excavatum in children can not be prevented by exercise. However, the condition can be improved by deep breathing and any aer ... 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.

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