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Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: Marfan syndrome

affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart.
Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide symptomatic management.

In brief: Marfan syndrome

affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart.
Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide symptomatic management.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Not necessarily

Most people with pectus excavatum do not have marfans syndrome but it can certainly be seen with it.
If you are concerned, a rheumatologist can evaluate this for you.

In brief: Not necessarily

Most people with pectus excavatum do not have marfans syndrome but it can certainly be seen with it.
If you are concerned, a rheumatologist can evaluate this for you.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Andre Hebra
Pectus Excavatum can be associated with Marfan syndrome and Poland syndrome (up to 10% of cases). Despite the lack of an identifiable genetic marker for pectus, the familial occurrence of pectus excavatum deformity is reported in about 35% of cases.
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