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I asked for all my records and now am worried. Is pectus excavatum a whole in the chest?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Not really

It is posterior displacement of the sternum. It ranges from barely noticeable to a marked depresion of the sternum in the lower half of the sternum. When severe is obvious.

In brief: Not really

It is posterior displacement of the sternum. It ranges from barely noticeable to a marked depresion of the sternum in the lower half of the sternum. When severe is obvious.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Allen Seely
I have pectus -NO problems
Dr. Eric Toloza
due to abnormal curvature of the costal cartilages which connect the ribs to the sternum. usually not medically significant
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