Pectus excavatum

What is Pectus excavatum?

Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital deformity of the anterior wall of the chest, in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally. This produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest.

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My son just had the Nuss procedure for his Pectus Excavatum and his chest looks great, no to mention he is breathing better. However, along with...

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Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
If he does not have any issues either cosmetically or for his...

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im 36 had surgery for pectus excavatum when i was around 5 yrs old. i am verry short winded. im concerned about my heart and lungs, i get worn out...

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Thanks for your question on HCM.
By your history I think you are having uncorrected pectus excavatum. It Is a kind of rib cage anomaly.
With age...

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well on my left side. my rib like caves in and like the bones on the bottom make like a big bump. my ribs have never bothered me before until like...

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Is this problem with your ribs since birth or recently. Usually this is known as pectus excavatum which is a disorder...

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Hey, my 17 year old boyfriend has a really bad concave chest and for a while he has been complaining of chest pain and in may it was so painful...

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Is there a way i can tell if my mild/moderate pectus excavatum is decreasing my staminia when doing physical activity. I am fifteen, and my doctor...

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For several months now I've had a strange feeling in the middle of my torso, sort of between my chest and my stomach. I've always had a slight...

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hello my 7 year old has a persistent cough , dry throat, headache, non productive, lungs clear, but it is constant, im not sure if its her tonsils,...

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Please check the attached MRI . I have also mild scoliosis 18 degrees which was reported on xray. ( no previous xrays from childhood but i have...

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I am a 61 old woman with a chest wall deformity like pectus excavatum with my right side sunk in but left pushed out. Have not had any major...

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