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Are there other mild common chest deformities other than pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum?

Are there other mild common chest deformities other than pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum?

These are: abnormalities of the sternum or chest bone. Missing or extra ribs or scoliosis can also cause chest deformities involving the lateral chest wall. ...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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Pectus excavatum (chest deformity) - does it have any symptoms?

Pectus excavatum (chest deformity) - does it have any symptoms?

Occasionally: Usually not. But, in severe cases it can restrict lung volumes. Occasionally you can have heart murmurs. ...Read more

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I have a serious case of a chest deformity called pectus excavatum. What to do?

I have a serious case of a chest deformity called pectus excavatum. What to do?

See a thoracic surge: Thoracic surgeons experienced in repairing pe deformity are your best resource to evaluate the severity of your deformity and to recommend treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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If the deformity only affects a few of the ribs on left side , sternum fine would this still be classified as pectus excavatum?

If the deformity only affects a few of the ribs on left side , sternum fine would this still be classified as pectus excavatum?

Asymmetric pectus: Asymmetric pectus excavatum is not unusual. However, in order to be classified as pectus excavatum you must have some degree of depression of the sternum. ...Read more

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My deformity of the chest called pectus excavatum. My dad had pectus carinatum. Related?

My deformity of the chest called pectus excavatum. My dad had pectus carinatum. Related?

Same basic process: Accelerated longitudinal growth of the parasternal cartillages may push the sternum out or in during the period in which the sternum still growing and maturing. Out- carinatum or pigeon, in- excavatum or caved in, sunken. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have mild pectus excavatum?

A common finding: A pectus excavatum is a chest wall deformity where there is a bony indentation in the sternum/breastbone. You were likely born with the pectus and no further evaluation is required. If severe rarely surgery is done to correct the problem. ...Read more

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Is Pectus Excavatum that is 1 inch deep deemed as severe/moderate/mild? Should I be concerned with 1 inch deep pectus?

For a female-: -it may B cosmetically making U self conscious. But not much 2 B done. Surgery is indicated in rare cases when it is severe & causes respiratory distress. It is also seen in Marfan's syndrome. These people R tall, long arms & legs, fingers & toes. ...Read more

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Does mild pectus excavatum usually start in the middle of the sternum, or could it be something else? My sternum is lightly indented midsternum..?

Pectus excavatum: There are various degrees of pectus excavatum, if there is a mild deformity and you are done growing it will likely remain mild and have no consequences. ...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?

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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Ribs always flared but I thought it was cuz I was skinny. Gained weight- they still protrude! Is it mild pectus excavatum? Parents never said anything

Can't diagnose: with info here. Is your chest sunken in? Have you looked at photographs of pectus excavatum on line? Your physician can tell you if your chest is normal. Take care. ...Read more

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I have mild Pectus Excavatum and the surgeon said that surgery may not help because part of it is breathing problems and part is affected muscles?

I have mild Pectus Excavatum and the surgeon said that surgery may not help because part of  it is breathing problems and part is affected muscles?

Pectus: There is a chest brace they can fit you in until you chest reshapes and this eases the breathing problems over time. Surgery is the very last resort when everything else fails. ...Read more

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Getting help for pectus excavatum?

Getting help for pectus excavatum?

Pectus evaluation: It is recommended that any pediatric or adult patient with pectus excavatum undergo an evaluation by a physician with expertise in congenital chest wall malformations. Most pediatric surgeons will be able to assess the patient and determine if any additional testing is necessary. Not all patients will need ct scan or cardiac imaging. Not all patients will need corrective surgery. ...Read more

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How serious is my pectus excavatum?

How serious is my pectus excavatum?

Pectus Excavatum: Pectus Excavatum can range from very mild to severe. The symptoms are typically related to the severity of the pectus, ranging from completely asymptomatic to possible cardio-pulmonary problems. You should be evaluated by a surgeon with expertise in the field. Here is a link with helpful information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004953-overview ...Read more

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Can pectus excavatum grt worse after 14?

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 more

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I have pectus excavatum , what can I do?

Discussion: Most pectus excavatum patients lead totally normal lives, and repair is done for cosmetic or psychological reasons. If there are symptoms related to the pectus, repair is indicated. ...Read more

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Will bulking up affect a pectus excavatum?

Not really: But pectus can make the bulked up pectoralis muscles look assymetric. Also bulking up may make the pectus look worse if the pectoralis muscles as well as the abdominal muscles become more bulky, and the sunken sternum looks more sunken. Could also be coincidental if bulking up is done during teen years when the pectus is getting worse by itself. ...Read more

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How to improve pectus excavatum without pt?

How to improve pectus excavatum without pt?

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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When does pectus excavatum become noticeable?

Nuss procedure: Check this video http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=23hs8tlvpas it is self explanatory. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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