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Doctor insights on: Can My Sternum Get Pushed In Further As I Age If Pectus Excavatum

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Dr. Delphine Yung
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Funnel Chest (Definition)

-defect where the sternum instead of a normal appearance is sunken . If U poured water on it it would pool. It can B severe & compromise cardiac & pulmonary Fx. It is in these cases ...Read more


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Does mild pectus excavatum usually start in the middle of the sternum, or could it be something else? My sternum is lightly indented midsternum..?

Pectus excavatum: There are various degrees of pectus excavatum, if there is a mild deformity and you are done growing it will likely remain mild and have no consequences. ...Read more

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If the deformity only affects a few of the ribs on left side , sternum fine would this still be classified as pectus excavatum?

If the deformity only affects a few of the ribs on left side , sternum fine would this still be classified as pectus excavatum?

Asymmetric pectus: Asymmetric pectus excavatum is not unusual. However, in order to be classified as pectus excavatum you must have some degree of depression of the sternum. ...Read more

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I have pectus excavatum and I was wondering if it is still possible to build up your Pecs and get them big with the condition?

I have pectus excavatum and I was wondering if it is still possible to build up your Pecs and get them big with the condition?

Yes: A person can do the same exercises to build up chest muscles, regardless of whether or not he or she has pectus excavatum. Keep active, work out, and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum need to get repaired, what has to be done?

Severity: First cat scan thorax to asses cardiac compression, extent of osseous cartilaginous spine deformity. Age is important, is not the same to repair when child versus an old person in the 40's. If the 40's person has been a smoker or has co morbidities that will change workup and procedure as well as risks and outcome. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get a pectus excavatum nuss surgery?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get surgery on pectus excavatum in singapore?

Depends: Google pectus repair or nuss procedure in singapore. Most large hospitals will also have a physician referral net work if you tell them your problem and what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Anyone had pectus excavatum repair and get nice-looking results?

Yes: Not personally, but have over 30 patients that have had the nuss procedure. Most if not all are happy they had the procedure after about week three. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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