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At What Age Does Pectus Excavatum Normally Become Noticeable
Often at birth: Pectus excavatum, or concave, funnel, or sunken chest is usually a congenital condition so it is present at birth. The diagnosis is usually obvious by the appearance of a sunken central chest and is more common in boys than girls by about 3 to 1. The appearance can become more obvious with growth and is usually readily apparent well before puberty. Treatment is surgical and often just cosmetic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Pectu excavatum in children is never self-correcting. It can be mild to severe and effect exercise tolerance, self image, etc. In girls it can affect breast development and orientation. This can pose certain psychological issues. Some children weather these well and other less so. A simple evaluation by a pediatric surgeon can answer all yours and your child's questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adomanable pain few days male 47years of age have had pectus excavatum surgery as a child any recomendations thank you?
Get evaluated: Pectus and repair are unlikely causes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pectus evaluation: It is recommended that any pediatric or adult patient with pectus excavatum undergo an evaluation by a physician with expertise in congenital chest wall malformations. Most pediatric surgeons will be able to assess the patient and determine if any additional testing is necessary. Not all patients will need ct scan or cardiac imaging. Not all patients will need corrective surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pectus Excavatum: Pectus Excavatum can range from very mild to severe. The symptoms are typically related to the severity of the pectus, ranging from completely asymptomatic to possible cardio-pulmonary problems. You should be evaluated by a surgeon with expertise in the field. Here is a link with helpful information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004953-overview ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bit: It may deepen so long as a child is growing. The repair has improved significantly, implanting a titanium rod that lifts up like an umbrella, eliminating the pectus. I referred a 9-year-old last year to an experienced pediatric thoracic surgeon last year, The repair took less than two hours and she recovered uneventfully without unusual pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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