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A 29-year-old male asked:

I have marphanze syndrome, and my chest sticks out alot, can i get surgery, how much is cost, will a brace fix? any doctors in auistralia i can see

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Perhaps: Marfan's is a genetic problem that ranges from mild to severe. It can cause pectus excavatum (the breast bone sticking out). There is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance, but cost will depend on how medicine is set up in your country. Your primary doctor can help you find the right person (usually a thoracic surgeon). A brace will not correct the problem.

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