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What is pectus excavatum? Can it get worse over time?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Possibly

Pectus excavatum is a sunken sternum caused by abnormal growth backwards of your costal cartilages, which connect your ribs to the sternum. This can get worse to varying degress over time, but usually slows down once your growth (in height) slows down.

In brief: Possibly

Pectus excavatum is a sunken sternum caused by abnormal growth backwards of your costal cartilages, which connect your ribs to the sternum. This can get worse to varying degress over time, but usually slows down once your growth (in height) slows down.
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine

In brief: Funnel chest

Its congenital. Typically develops during growth phase.

In brief: Funnel chest

Its congenital. Typically develops during growth phase.
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