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Doctor insights on: Open Repair Pectus Excavatum

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Is there sucha a thing as pectus excavatum repair?

Is there sucha a thing as pectus excavatum repair?

Pectus Excavatum repair can be achieved using minimally invasive surgical technique: A detailed review of the minimally invasive technique for repair of pectus excavatum can be found at: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1970203-overview the procedure is also known as mirpe or nuss technique. ...Read more

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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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How hard is the recovery from a pectus excavatum repair?

Depends: It all depends on the procedure used. The ravitch is a very extensive procedure which involves a large incision and removal of many cartilaginous ribs. This destabilizes the chest wall. The nuss procedure is less invasive, shorter , and does not destabilize the chest. Both have residual postoperative pain. Most patients are back toi baseline comfort within 3-4 weeks depending on age. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from pectus excavatum repair?

Depends: There are multiple repairs available, but in general, return to work or stressful activity will be in the 8-12 week range. Contact sports will obviously take longer before being allowed. ...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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What is the definition or description of: pectus excavatum repair?

The sternum bow in: The normal breast bone is fairly straight. However, in some people the breast bone can bow into the chest. Usually this does not cause any problems except for cosmetic issues. Occaisionally it can compress the heart and cause exercise intolerance. There is a surgical correction for it in those rare occaisions. ...Read more

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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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Is there a way to do a pectus excavatum repair without surgery?

Is there a way to do a pectus excavatum repair without surgery?

Pectus repair: Pectus excavatum repair can be achieved without surgery in patients with a mild pectus deformity. It requires the use of an external vacuum device. Here is a link with additional information: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21240610. ...Read more

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What type of specialist do I need to meet with in order to repair a pectus excavatum (sunken chest)?

What type of specialist do I need to meet with in order to repair a pectus excavatum (sunken chest)?

Pediatric surgeon: Pectus excavatum does not alway require surgical repair. When patients have severe deformities and have an impact on their breathing or exercise tolerance, we repair pectus deformities, many with minimally invasive techniques like the "nuss procedure". ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum repair without surgery - I read something about using magnets - any news on that?

Pectus excavatum repair without surgery - I read something about using magnets - any news on that?

No knowledge.: Have heard about magnets, but have no personal experience. Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) can be effected without surgery using an external brace. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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