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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 won't 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?

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?

Why bother?: Having a label will not change anything. This defect varies considerably & minor forms that would not appear until late, do not cause significant impairment. The drastic surgery required for reversing this would never be done on an adult & certainly not for mild forms. They may have noted it in your records or considered it too mild to even document. ...Read more

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What is pectus excavatum? Can it get worse over time?

What is pectus excavatum? Can it get worse over time?

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 more

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Can I get rid of pectus excavatum by working out?

Can I get rid of pectus excavatum by working out?

No: No, it is an anatomic bony deformity, and will not be affected by exercise. ...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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Hi docs, do you think I can get rid of pectus excavatum by working out?

Hi docs, do you think I can get rid of pectus excavatum by working out?

No: This is the shape of your chest bone. There is nothing that can be done about that except surgery if it's starting to compromise your lung or heart function. ...Read more

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17 yr old wanting to know if pectus excavatum will get any worse? Am I able to prevent it from getting worse? I am 1.78m tall.

It won't: And you don't need to do anything, cosmetically it may be bothersome, surgical correction is indicated if it affects your breathing, and not an easy procedure, muscle building in that area may help cosmetically, wish you wellness, ...Read more

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I have pectus excavatum and 3-4 fused ribs on my left side. I get unbearable pain to where it hurts to breath. Any ideas to what's going on?

See your doctor: Such pain is not normal. It may or may not be related to the pectus excavatum or ribs. See your doctor. If you cannot catch your breath, you should go to urgent care or an emergency room. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get my 21 year old son seen by a doctor who might recommend the nuss procedure for pectus excavatum?

Can you suggest how to get my 21 year old son seen by a doctor who might recommend the nuss procedure for pectus excavatum?

See plastic surgeon: Don't look for a specific procedure, but see an expert who can recommend a number of options that can best treat the exact type and severity of pectus excavatum your son has. He is an adult and he has a voice in this as well. Present options, not pressure, as this is almost always cosmetic rather than functional. See plastic surgeon at a major university or teaching hospital who has done many! ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum 17 yr old about 1 inch deep. Do I need surgery, occasionally get breathless but I have anxiety too. Can it get worse as I get older?

Pectus excavatum 17 yr old about 1 inch deep. Do I need surgery, occasionally get breathless but I have anxiety too. Can it get worse as I get older?

Pectins excavatum: You could if for cosmetic reasons but an inch should not need it. See your physician about your "breathless " soon. ...Read more

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When does pectus excavatum become noticeable?

Nuss procedure: Check this video

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=23hs8tlvpas

it is self explanatory. ...Read more