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A 36-year-old member asked:

Do i have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
A Verified Doctoranswered
34 years experience
Not necessarily: Most people with pectus excavatum do not have Marfan's syndrome but it can certainly be seen with it. If you are concerned, a rheumatologist can evaluate this for you.
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Dr. Andre Hebra
Dr. Andre Hebra commented
Pediatric Surgery 36 years experience
Pectus Excavatum can be associated with Marfan syndrome and Poland syndrome (up to 10% of cases). Despite the lack of an identifiable genetic marker for pectus, the familial occurrence of pectus excavatum deformity is reported in about 35% of cases.
Feb 8, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Marfan syndrome: affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide symptomatic management.
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