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What is the best treatment for Protruding sternum

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Pectus carinatum: It sounds like what you have is: pectus carinatum. It doesn't cause any medical problems or shorten your life. In extreme cases, it can be corrected s... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
General Surgery 40 years experience
Not necessarily: A barrel chest commonly refers to the changes that occur from copd. A protruding chest is a description ofchanges to the sternum also sometimes referr... Read More
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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Not exactly: Appropriately, the chest wall deformity is called pectus carinatum. Another term is pigeon chest. Barrel chest is usually used to describe a patient w... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
MAYBE, BRACE HELPS: Pectus carinatum usually becomes more severe during adolescent growth years and may worsen throughout adult life. The secondary effects, such as scoli... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
It can: But only during growth, e.g. During adolescence and early adulthood ... Once growth (in height) slows or stops, the pectus carinatum should slow or st... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Depends ? not worth: You probably want to consult a thoracic surgeon. This may be a case of a treatment being worse than the problem. You want to have a good exam to mak... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
CARINATUM: Two deformities of the sternum. Pectus carinatum(pigeon chest) and pectus excavatum (sunken chest). Pectus excavatum if severe may produce symptoms, p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
General Surgery 40 years experience
Bracing for pectus: First off you need a medical evaluation, by a doctor familiar with pectus deformity. If you do in fact have a pectus carinatum deformity, it can be co... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Protruding sternum: Protruding sternum is called pectus carinatum ("hull-shaped chest"). It can only be fixed by surgery, and the surgery is only cosmetic (most insurance... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Schoon
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pectus carinatum: "pigeon breast" usually do to rickets also Marfan's syndrome
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Pinpoint the source.: Find a doctor who will locate the exact source of your pain. X-rays and possibly CT can show if anything obvious is going on there. Injection of stero... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
Chest pain: If you are having trouble breathing see a doctor. That much mucus may imply serious infection or inflammation.
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