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How much does it cost to get a pectus excavatum nuss surgery?

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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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 excavatum shape has been broken, during healing & growth. ...Read more

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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 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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