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Pextus Excavatum

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...