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What is pectus carnivatum?

What is pectus carnivatum?

Boat chest: Sternums are almost as variable as noses. Some folks' sternums (breastbones) are depressed like the keel of a boat. Nowadays this is treated surgically which improves looks and function. ...Read more

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Can a pectus deformity be corrected?

Can a pectus deformity be corrected?

Pectum chest contour: Pectum deformities can be minor and only have aesthetic concerns like a bulge or a concavity vs those with a significant functional element as well. The latter ones are corrected by essentially cutting out the depressed area in the pectum excavatum cases and expanding the chest. While the aesthetic cases can be dealt with by what I call camouflage procedures. Consult with your local plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have pectus. Will my boyfriend care?

I have pectus. Will my boyfriend care?

CHEST DEFORMITY: If he really love you, he does not care about your deformity. This is a test for true love. ...Read more

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Is pectus exavactum does make ppl die younger?

Is pectus exavactum does make ppl die younger?

Pectus Excavatum: The life expectancy of most patients with pectus excavatum should be normal. However, severe cases may have cardiac compression. Cardiac dysfunction and arrhythmias have been reported with severe cases. Moreover, some cases may be associated with marfan's syndrome. For that reason, evaluation by a physician with expertise in the management of pectus excavatum is recommended. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of pectus?

What are the long term effects of pectus?

Little lung damage: Pectus looks like it should cause a lot of problems for the lungs, but there is a much greater cosmetic problem than lung problem. Lung function tests are usually normal or very close to normal in patients considering repair of even severe pectus. If the chest deformity is part of a syndrome (or more extensive than just pectus), then under-development of the lung may also be part of the syndrome. ...Read more

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What would be the acceptable size range of pectus bar for a nuss procedure on an adult? Specifically my chest is 48cm from left-right midaxillary.

What would be the acceptable size range of pectus bar for a nuss procedure on an adult? Specifically my chest is 48cm from left-right midaxillary.

Fit: Job of Surgeon: Nuss bars come in multiple sizes & in all cases are hand fit/bent/curved to fit the chest through & around which 1, 2 or rarely 3 are applied to & then sutured into position. The bars do not straighten the chest wall per se. Like an angioplasty stent, the purpose of nuss bars is simply to hold the chest wall in a better position (after the excavatum shape has been broken) during healing & growth. ...Read more

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What helps pectus carinatum?

What helps pectus carinatum?

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 more

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What are ways of treating pectus carinatum?

What are ways of treating pectus carinatum?

Pectus Carinatum: The treatment options for pectus carinatum can be found at the following link:
http://academicdepartments. Musc. Edu/surgery/divisions/pediatric/pectus_carinatum_faq. Pdf. ...Read more

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How can I fix my pectus carinatum?

How can I fix my pectus carinatum?

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 more

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Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

Marfan syndrome: Affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide symptomatic management. ...Read more

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What is a pectus carinatum bracing technique?

What is a pectus carinatum bracing technique?

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

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What exactly does a pectus carinatum look like?

What exactly does a pectus carinatum look like?

Pigeon breast: Instead of being fairly flat, the breast bone protrudes outward like a birds chest. It generally doesn't cause harm, but can be associated with rib abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have pectus carinatum. How do a fix/cover up?

Video: See this u tube video for information: http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=s6p6cadv-ms. ...Read more

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I have pectus carinatum. How do a fix the deformity?

I have pectus carinatum. How do a fix the deformity?

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 more

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Is pectus carinatum something for me to worry about?

Is pectus carinatum something for me to worry about?

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 more

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How can I exercise with a pectus carinatum deformity?

How can I exercise with a pectus carinatum deformity?

Pectus carinatum: Unless you have underlying cardiac problems you should not be limited in your exercise. Males with pectus carinatum will often lift weights to build up the chest wall muscles to cover the protruding ribs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pectus carinatum bracing technique?

Can you tell me about pectus carinatum bracing technique?

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

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Can the pectus carinatum chest condition be correctec in any way??

Can the pectus carinatum chest condition be correctec in any way??

Surgical correction: Is the only known method. Consult with a pediatric surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a pectus excavadum and my mammogram is always incomplete. What can they do for a thorough evaluation?

I have a pectus excavadum and my mammogram is always incomplete. What can they do for a thorough evaluation?

MRI: You could consider doing a bilateral breast MRI if for some anatomical reason they are unable to perform a mamogram. It is more expenisve, and dose appear to be a more sensitive test, but has a higher rate of false positive. Most insurers will deny this test for screening in patients who are not at a hightened risk of breast cancer, but it may be worth a try. ...Read more

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How deep must a pectus ecxavatum be to be accepted for surgary? And can a not so deep pe still interfair with breathing and stamina?

How deep must a pectus ecxavatum be to be accepted for surgary? And can a not so deep pe still interfair with breathing and stamina?

Tricky: It is not the depth of pectus excavatum that determines surgery in many cases but the extent of restriction and respiratory failure that it causes. You may need a full pulmonary function test, six minute walk test and arterial blood gases to assess severity. Please discuss with you pcp/pulmonologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is sleeping on my side bad for my shoulders? I have pectus excavatim and seems to be sinking.

Is sleeping on my side bad for my shoulders? I have pectus excavatim and seems to be sinking.

Wont make it worse: The sunken appearance of pectus may have been there before but as you develop it may become more pronounced. It can either be present at birth or not develop until puberty. Sleeping on your side should not make it any worse. ...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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I have pectus, will my geriatrician care?

I have pectus, will my geriatrician care?

No! Why?: Regardless of whether you have pectus excavatum (hollow chest) or pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) makes no difference to me as a geriatrician. While it may affect your heart & lungs, it matters not in what I think of you as a patient. I think that's your concern, right? ...Read more

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What are the social impacts of pectus excavatum?

What are the social impacts of pectus excavatum?

Pectus problems: Pectus excavatum usually does not become severe until early puberty and adolescence. The appearance of the chest can be very disturbing to young teenagers. Problems with self-esteem and body image perception are frequently reported in teenaged patients. Psychologic disturbances are not unusual in older patients primarily related to the perception ; appearance of the caved-in chest. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat pectus excavatum?

What happens if you don't treat pectus excavatum?

NoT much: Rarely does this cause any medical condition besides the cosmetic appearance. It is usually done in teenage boys for purely cosmetic and social reasons. ...Read more

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How painfull is the pectus excavatum surgery?

How painfull is the pectus excavatum surgery?

Pectus surgery/pain: Pain is common after the surgery (minimally invasive as well as open surgery). For the first few days, patients will receive strong pain medicine in the vein (through an iv) and/or through a catheter placed in the spine (an epidural). After that, pain is usually managed with medicines (narcotics and nsad) taken by mouth. Hospital stay can be up to 7 days for pain management. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum- is it recommended to have surgery to fix it?

Pectus excavatum- is it recommended to have surgery to fix it?

No: Rarely does this cause any medical condition besides the cosmetic appearance. It is usually done in teenage boys for purely cosmetic and social reasons. ...Read more

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What is the effect of weightlifting on pectus excavatum?

None: Muscular development does not impact the cartilage deformity of pectus excavatum, except in the case where the muscles may mask the skeletal deformity somewhat (not very effectively). ...Read more