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Pectus Excavatum: Symptoms, Treatments, Causes

  What is pectus excavatum? Pectus excavatum is a condition characterized by abnormal growth of the chest where several ribs and the sternum are caved in, producing a concave anterior chest wall. This condition is also called as “funnel chest” or sunken chest”. It is a...
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Nuss Procedure For Pectus Excavatum

What is Pectus Excavatum? Pectus excavatum, also known as sunken or funnel chest is a congenital chest wall malformation in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally, producing a Pectus excavatum occurs in an estimated 1 in 300-500 births, with a male predominance...
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Pectus Excavatum Causes and Other Treatment Methods

Pectus Excavatum Causes Pectus Excavatum causes are still unknown because researchers are unsure of the cause. They do assume that there is a genetic component involved in this deformity. Pectus Excavatum occurs in 1 to 1000 births with a 3:1 male to female ratio. Pectus...
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Vacuum Bell / Pectus Excavatum Treatment

The Therapy Of Vacuum Bell Method In addition to surgical repair of Pectus excavatum, the vacuum bell was introduced more than 10 years ago. It is a conservative treatment to correct the pectus excavatum. The preliminary results of Vacuum Bell are encouraging. With the vacuum...
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Nuss Procedure – Newest Treatment Procedure For Pectus

Nuss procedure is an operation to cure pectus excavatum. And it is a minimally invasive technique that uses a retrosternal bar and this is the most recent procedure for pectus. What Is Nuss Procedure: Newest Procedure For Pectus Dr. Donald Nuss invented the Nuss procedure in 1987...
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Pectus Excavatum – Signs, Symptoms and Causes

A Brief Discussion About Pectus Excavatum Pectus excavatum is a deformity since birth of the anterior thoracic wall in which the sternum and rib cage grow abnormally, producing a sunken chest. It can either be present at birth or not develop until puberty. Depending on the...
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