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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
Can pectus carinatum just "appear" one day in a 14 yo girl with no problems with chest before & then have huge turned sternum ridge? Mri needed 4 dx?
Unusual: Pectus carinatum doesn't usually just appear. It has been there all along. It ay have become more pronounced acutely and can be more on one side that the other. An MRI can be very helpful as can a chiropractor in many cases. An MRI is very helpful in case it is not pectus carintaum. ...Read more
Doubtful: I couldn't locate a controlled study on long-term effects if surgery is not done. In most cases the condition is cosmetic, and there were no reported deaths. Severe pectus excavatum does decrease lung and cardiac function, however, basically through compression and smaller volumes. A pediatric surgeon would be able to give you a better idea of the future after checking the individual patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pectum chest contour: Pectum deformities can be minor and only have aesthetic concerns like a bulge or a concavity vs those with a significant functional element as well.The latter ones are corrected by essentially cutting out the depressed area in the pectum excavatum cases and expanding the chest. While the aesthetic cases can be dealt with by what i call camouflage procedures. Consult with your local plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can my pectus excavatum have to do with my breast size? I'm very small breasted and I have a pretty intense dip between my breasts know as pe.
It Depends: It will depend on the severity of your condition. If you have a mild type, the yes you can improve it with exercise. If your condition is severe, an evaluation is needed to determine your physical restrictions specifically in relation with your breathing/lung function and also heart condition. So, in severe cases, no exercise would not improve your pectus excavatum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Can happen during adolescence during the rapid growth of the patient's skeleton ... As you grow taller, your rib and rib cartilages also grow longer ... Its an abnormal bending of the rib cartilages into the chest that cause pectus excavatum ... ...Read more
Yes: Yes. The two are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Surgery: At 50 years of age do you really want surgery that at this point is purely cosmetic. You should consult a thoracic surgeon for the details of a surgical procedure to reshape your chest wall. Without examining you, there is no way to tell the extent of the operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Pectus excavatum is a sunken sternum caused by abnormal growth backwards of your costal cartilages, which connect your ribs to the sternum. This can get worse to varying degress over time, but usually slows down once your growth (in height) slows down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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