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Protruding sternum gets worse with age?
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: It can
But only during growth, e.
g. During adolescence and early adulthood ... Once growth (in height) slows or stops, the pectus carinatum should slow or stop getting worse ...

In brief: It can
But only during growth, e.
g. During adolescence and early adulthood ... Once growth (in height) slows or stops, the pectus carinatum should slow or stop getting worse ...
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
In brief: MAYBE, BRACE HELPS
Pectus carinatum usually becomes more severe during adolescent growth years and may worsen throughout adult life.
The secondary effects, such as scoliosis and cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, may worsen with advancing age. Amazingly a brace may produce excellent results. The use of a customized chest-wall brace that applies direct pressure on the protruding area can reverse the bulge!

In brief: MAYBE, BRACE HELPS
Pectus carinatum usually becomes more severe during adolescent growth years and may worsen throughout adult life.
The secondary effects, such as scoliosis and cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, may worsen with advancing age. Amazingly a brace may produce excellent results. The use of a customized chest-wall brace that applies direct pressure on the protruding area can reverse the bulge!
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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