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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is a normal oxygen saturation levels in incubated patients with pectus excavatum?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Normal: I believe you are talking about newborns with a pectus who is on the ventilator. If this is the case, the saturation should be normal 99%, unless there is something else affecting the oxygenation level.
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Normal: Just like every other person.. About 90% and above; whether on or off the ventilator.

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