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A 31-year-old member asked:

my boyfriend has lumps in his chest, like in his lymph nodes. what could it be?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
They like this image: Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that disrupts cell growth in your nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue. These tumors can occur anywhere in the nervous system, including in your brain, spinal cord, and large and small nerves. Neurofibromatosis is typically diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood.

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Can a pectus deformity be corrected?

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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Both pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) an pectus excavatum (funnel chest) can be corrected. Historically both were corrected by surgery but recently carinatum is treated where appropriate with a brace.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna commented
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
excavatum requires surgery which can be minimally invasive. carinatum can be corrected by wearing an external brace.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

I have pectus carinatum. How do a fix/cover up?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Video: See this u tube video for information: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=s6p6cadv-ms.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Does any one know type of doctor who specailizes in chest deformities?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Thoracic surgeon: Some chest surgeons specialize in this type of work.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does this mean serous fluid in chest?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Serous fluid: It is normal to have some fluid between the pleural surfaces for lubrication during chest excursions. If due to disease pattern the fluid accumulates- pleural effusion, it causes shortness of breath and needs to be addressed asap.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is retrosternal chest area important for?

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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Life: Behind the sternum (retrosternal) are structures vital to life, viz., heart and great vessels.

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