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life expectancy of someone with pectus excavatum problems

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Dr. Andre Hebra
33 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Possible pectus: You should seek consultation with a pediatric surgeon with expertise in the management of congenital chest wall malformations. Adult patients with pec ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Look for real cause: Mild pectus excavatum should not cause pain in shoulders, back, and abdomen, nor should it cause breathing problems. Discuss with your doctor to sear ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Gall
46 years experience ADHD and Autism
Totally unrelated: no known relation of pectus with the abov e symptoms
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Hammer
51 years experience Pulmonology
Only cosmetically: no bearing on dyspraxia, avoid surgery
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Very likely: Sounds like your description may be indicative of a genetic variation in your family. Many medical schools have genetic specialists who can guide you ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pectus: There is a chest brace they can fit you in until you chest reshapes and this eases the breathing problems over time. Surgery is the very last resort w ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Precuts excavatum: No.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Leave it alone : This is considered a benign condition. While it is disfiguring, your son has attained 18 years without your report of any physiologic problem. At this ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: Pectus excavatum is a cosmetic defect with zero effects upon a child, s development. The only exception, which I have never seen, is if it is so sever ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends on you: A pectus excavatum can cause cardiac or pulmonary issues if it is deep enough to cause significant pressure or displacement of the heart or lungs. Thi ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fiocco
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not life threatening: Very difficult to associate any symptoms with pectus excavatum, although some claim shortness of breath on exertion, no change is noted in their brea ... Read More
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