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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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Wich part of body is better to train to get better view ..I have pectus excavatum. Should i train abs or weight lifting?

Wich part of body is better to train to get better view ..I have pectus excavatum. Should i train abs or weight lifting?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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I have a mild pectus excavatum but it is causing my shoulders, back, and abs to have intense pain please help its also causing breathing problems?

I have a mild pectus excavatum but it is causing my shoulders, back, and abs to have intense pain please help its also causing breathing problems?

Look for real cause: Mild pectus excavatum should not cause pain in shoulders, back, and abdomen, nor should it cause breathing problems. Discuss with your doctor to search for other cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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

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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If you have pectus excavatum, then do you have to exercise daily so it wont get any worser?

No: Pectus excavatum is a condition caused by cartilage growth issues which lead the sternum to stay depressed. Whether or not you exercise should have no effect on the growth pattern. ...Read more

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I think I have pectus excavatum, was nvr diagnosed cuz it didn't develop til puberty. Would you recommend I get it checked out for official diagnosis?

Possibly: Well...if it seems particularly severe or is associated with shortness of breath or exercise intolerance you may wNt to be seen. On the other hand, if it is not causing you any apparent trouble , you could wait for an annual checkup with your primary care doctor and mention it to them. In a skeletally mature patient, not much can be done for it other than surgery, and has to be severe for that. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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