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How do I bring out my funnel chest?

How do I bring out my funnel chest?

Understand Pectus: It is important to understand what 'funnel chest' is, also known as pectus excavatum. A comprehensive review about the subject can be found at: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1004953-overview review of surgical treatment: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1970203-overview. ...Read more

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 working out reduce funnel chest?

Does working out reduce funnel chest?

Probably not: If you have a true funnel chest then the bones are shaped that way and will not change with exercise. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Funnel chest?

What is the definition or description of: Funnel chest?

It is a birth-: -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 amenable 2 surgical correction. ...Read more

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Are there exercises you can do to slowly correct a funnel chest?

Perhaps: Depending on the depth of the funnel chest upper body exercises can help mask the visibility of the defect. For example larger pectoral muscles from push ups will help mask not correct the defect. ...Read more

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Are there non-surgical ways of treating a funnel chest?

Are there non-surgical ways of treating a funnel chest?

No: Pectus excavatum is the fancy medical term for this condition. For most individuals it is only a cosmetic problem. Rarely does it interfere significantly with heart or lung function. Several surgical approaches can be done. No know exercises have been shown to be of any value. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent the symptoms of funnel chest?

Are there ways to prevent the symptoms of funnel chest?

Funnel chest: Funnel chest is a genetic or embryonic variation in rib cage and sternum developement. There is nothing you can do about its development, which will just run its own course. It is usually just a cosmetic problem and rarely causes symptoms. The best thing you can do if you are having any symptoms from it (like exercise intolerance) is to exercise more (conditioning). ...Read more

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Funnel chest - are you born with it or does it develop?

Yes...to both.: While most infants are born with definitive features of funnel chest--also known as pectus excavatum--others may not develop to a point of concern until months or years later. There has been much meaningful research on the surgical treatment of the funnel chest lately. If you have not contacted a pediatric surgeon recently about this you should call soon. Are you near john hopkins hospitals? ...Read more

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Please help! when should people with funnel chest have surgery?

Please help! when should people with funnel chest have surgery?

Funnel chest: Depending on the degree of deformity, surgery may need to be initiated when and if respiratory distress occurs in pre adolescence. ...Read more

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Will a surgery for a funnel chest ever revert years after the surgery is done?

Yes: Pectus excavatum can recur after surgical repair. This is particularly true when the repair is done before puberty. For this reason, most repairs are now done around 14 years of age. The overall recurrence rate is somewhere between 1-3% and is higher in patients with underlying connective tissue diseases. ...Read more

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Can you get surgury to sort out a funnel chest if so how old do you have to be?

Yes: The condition is called pectus excavatum if the breastbone is sunken or pectus carinum if it protrudes abnormally. Pectus excavatum can cause problems with the heart and lungs if it is severe enough. Both can be treated with an operation. ...Read more