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Pectus Carinatum Repair
Pectus Carinatum: Pectus Carinatum is a type of congenital chest wall malformation in which the sternum and ribs have a protrusion deformity. It rarely causes any major problems other than the cosmetic abnormality of the chest. Here is a link with more information: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/surgery/divisions/pediatric/Pectus_Carinatum_FAQ.pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: At 50 years of age do you really want surgery that at this point is purely cosmetic. You should consult a thoracic surgeon for the details of a surgical procedure to reshape your chest wall. Without examining you, there is no way to tell the extent of the operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pectus Carinatum: Patients with pectus carinatum can be treated without surgical intervention using and external chest brace. This technique was developed by a surgeon in Brazil more than 20 years ago and it is considered first line therapy. It is effective when properly used, particularly in young patients ...Read more
Pectus carinatum: Most pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age) can be treated for pectus carinatum with the use of an external chest brace. The brace is not very effective for adult patients. Surgery is an option with very good results. Unfortunately most insurance companies will not cover the cost of surgery since it is considered not medically necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pectus Carinatum: There are very few symptoms associated with the deformity, but in some cases children will experience tenderness and pain during exercises or other times of increased respiratory effort. Moreover, it is well recognized that pectus carinatum may lead to psychosocial problems in teenagers and young adults. The condition is not life-threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pectus Carinatum: Protrusion deformity of the ribs in children is usually treated with an external chest brace. Most adult patients do not require treatment. Bracing is less likely to work in adults. However, in severe cases, surgery is an option. Here is a link with helpful information about pectus carinatum: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/surgery/divisions/pediatric/Pectus_Carinatum_FAQ.pdf ...Read more
I am a 51 year old male & have a pectus carinatum chest. For the past 2 years I have been having extremely painful chest spasms, is there a connection?
Pectus carinatum: There is a connection between your pectus and your chest spasms. Your pectus can be restrictive on your breathing causing painful spasms. Consult your doctor about a surgical correction at this late date. ...Read more
No: Temporary positional changes are unlikely to give any significant benefit. The only way to fix this problem is surgical. ...Read more
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