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Can someone develop pectus excavatum after having a normal chest as a baby or toddler?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
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In brief: Yes

Can happen during adolescence during the rapid growth of the patient's skeleton .
.. As you grow taller, your rib and rib cartilages also grow longer ... Its an abnormal bending of the rib cartilages into the chest that cause pectus excavatum ...

In brief: Yes

Can happen during adolescence during the rapid growth of the patient's skeleton .
.. As you grow taller, your rib and rib cartilages also grow longer ... Its an abnormal bending of the rib cartilages into the chest that cause pectus excavatum ...
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