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What causes a huge dent in my babies chest?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Pectus

This may be a common condition called pectus excavatum and usually does not cause any harm. It is a deformaty of the sternum.

In brief: Pectus

This may be a common condition called pectus excavatum and usually does not cause any harm. It is a deformaty of the sternum.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Pectus

Pectus excavatum is the source of the dent.
If it worsens over time as the child grows, it can be repaired at a latter date. The optimal age is 11-15 years.

In brief: Pectus

Pectus excavatum is the source of the dent.
If it worsens over time as the child grows, it can be repaired at a latter date. The optimal age is 11-15 years.
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