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Doctor insights on: Chest Wall Caves Syndrome

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Is it possible to have a chest wall that caves in and protrudes but not have Marfan syndrome?

Is it possible to have a chest wall that caves in and protrudes but not have Marfan syndrome?

Yes: Normal people sometimes have a chestwall deformities. One should not worry about marfan syndrome unless one has several of the physical appearance features (then a doctor's evaluation should be obtained). Having just one of the physical appearance features in an otherwise normal individual does not necessarily suggest marfan syndrome or any other problem. ...Read more

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If you puncture a chest wall what can you expect to happen ?

If you puncture a chest wall what can you expect to happen ?

Maybe Pneumothorax: One possible outcome is a peumothorax (air in the space between chest wall ; lung). ...Read more

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What is chest wall pain?

What is chest wall pain?

Various: Pain involving the rib cage or breast bone can be caused by muscle strain, virus, costochondritis, or rarely a tumor. ...Read more

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What causes chest wall pain?

What causes chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing. ...Read more

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I am having pain, like spasms inside my chest wall. What could it be? How is it treated?

Could be : A heart attack, or angina, or muscle spasm, or lung lining inflammation, to name a few. The treatment depends on what the diagnosis is. ...Read more

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What can cause chest wall pain?

Virus: Often times it is viral in nature but you need an ekg to rule out any cardiac problems or lung issues. Some people get asthmatic and later have chest wall pain. Chronic coughing from bronchitis, smoking, and other lung irritations can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chest wall pain?

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block. This usually address most of the issues. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain occurs with a variety of conditions. In and of itself, it is such a vague complaint that is has very little diagnostic specificity. However, it may be associated with serious underlying disease processes and therefore should not be ignored. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by shingles, pleurisy, pneumonia, or pneumothorax. If there is pain with shortness of breath, it may represent a serious problem with your lungs. ...Read more