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What is the definition or description of: Chest deformity?

What is the definition or description of: Chest deformity?

Sternal position: Many possible but most commonly seen are pectus excavatum where sternum is displaced into chest cavity and may impinge on internal organs. May also see pigeon chest where sternum is anterior forming the appearance almost like the bow of a ship. These are just two of many variations that are seen ...Read more

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Chest Deformity (Definition)

Many possible but most commonly seen are pectus excavatum where sternum is displaced into chest cavity and may impinge on internal organs. May also see pigeon chest where sternum is anterior forming the appearance almost like the bow of a ship. These are just two of many ...Read more


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How the chest deformity called? (In otherwise healthy child)

How the chest deformity called? (In otherwise healthy child)

What kind of: chest deformity a common caving in of anterior chest called pectus excavatum. please feel free to specify type of deformity . ...Read more

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How can I get rid of chest deformity?

How can I get rid of chest deformity?

Surgery: Chest wall deformity come in two basic types. One where the breast bone and ribs is curved inward or pectus excavatum; and where it is curved outward or pectus carinatum (pigeon breast). Pectus excavatum can cause problems with endurance because the heart and lungs have a smaller space to work in. There are cosmetic concerns with both, and both can be repaired with chest wall reconstruction ...Read more

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What causes the pigeon chest deformity?

Longitudinal growth: When parasternal cartillage has accelerated longitudinal growth at the time that the sternum still maturing, the sternum many deflect anteriorly (carinatum, pigeon) or posteriorly (excavatum). ...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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Can you have a tall thin stature and mild chest deformity without having Marfan or other connective tissue disorder?

Can you have a tall thin stature and mild chest deformity without having Marfan or other connective tissue disorder?

Yes. But if concern-: -just have Ur genetics tested. All tall girls who may B going 2 B offered a college scholarship for basketball R all tested for Marfan's. ...Read more

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I have ribcage deformation on both sides, my lower ribs are bent foreword, but now it's starting to hurt a bit on the right side what should I do?

I have ribcage deformation on both sides, my lower ribs are bent foreword, but now it's starting to hurt a bit on the right side what should I do?

Be seen: I would sure be seen for an accurate diagnosis. It may be associated with a spinal condition such as scoliosis or kyphosis and may need treatment to keep it from progressing. Be seen. ...Read more

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What sort of treatment is chest surgery?

What sort of treatment is chest surgery?

Remove or repair: Most surgical treatments are recommended to patients to either repair, remove or replace a broken body part. For chest body parts, the possiblities of chest surgery treatment are many and include remove a lung, or a lung mass, repair an artery or a heart valve. You can ask your surgeon or doctor for more details about your condition and the details of the recommended chest surgery treatment. ...Read more

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Childs chest congestion remedy, what to do?

Childs chest congestion remedy, what to do?

Chest congestion: It depends on the child's age, whether he has fever, whether he has difficulty breathing and other variables. One thing you can do is have your child breath in hot steam from a hot shower and use a vaporizer and elevate his mattress so he is sleeping on an angle. Push fluids but avoid milk. Write back with more specifics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a sucking chest wound?

What is the treatment for a sucking chest wound?

Hospital ASAP: Get to the hospital immediately. A sucking chest wound means that the chest cavity is open to air and the lung on that size is completely collapsed. First aid for this is classically placing an occlusive dressing that is taped down on three sides and left open on the fourth side. Definitive treatment is surgery, placing a tube into the chest to re-expand the lung, and breathing machine (ventilator ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

It is tricky ques: If you means non cardiac pain, mostly conservative by pain medications anti inflammatory medications and nerve blocks. ...Read more

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Best course of treatment for injured ribs/chest?

Contusion: Pain control & incentive spirometry ( deep breathing exercises). Make sure there is no internal bleeding (hemothorax) & lung is not collapsed(pneumothorax) by a fractured ribs. Serial xray may be indicated. Consult a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Hi, i have keloids on my chest, i'd like to ask for best treatment. Thanks!

Hi, i have keloids on my chest, i'd like to ask for best  treatment. Thanks!

Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be. ...Read more

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Is lortab an effective treatment for chest pain?

See a doctor: Unless one is 100% percent sure that your chest pain is not coming from your heart taking anarcotic to treat it is foolish. ...Read more

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