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.
What can be the treatments for this deformity?
Pectus excavatum treatment is not required in mild cases. The other deformity of this type is called funnel chest. Treatment of severe cases can involve either invasive or non-invasive techniques or a combination of both. Some remedies of this deformity are:
Physical exercise is important in conservative pectus excavatum treatment though is not seen as a means to resolve the condition on its own. It is used in order to halt or slow the progression of mild or moderate excavatum conditions and to prevent relapse after treatment.
Magnetic mini-mover procedure
In this procedure, using two magnets to realign the sternum with the rest of the chest and ribcage uses a technique. One magnet is inserted 1 cm into the patient’s body on the lower end of the sternum and the other is placed externally onto a custom fitted chest brace and over a number of years, these two magnets slowly pulls the sternum outwards.
Plastic surgery for Pectus Excavatum Surgery
Plastic surgery involves two stages, implants and lipo filling.
Implants: This procedure is used as a benchmark procedure as it is simple and reliable method offering aesthetically pleasing results although, it doesn’t correct existing cardiac and respiratory problems which can sometimes are triggered by this condition. For females, the potential resulting breast asymmetry can be partially or completely corrected by this procedure. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about an hour and is 90% safe without any after effects.
Lip filling: This technique consists of sucking fat from the patient, usually from the abdomen or the outer thighs, then re-injecting the fat cells beneath the skin into whichever hollow needed to be filled.
Is it fatal or just esthetic?
As per doctor’s view, it is not that much fatal as there is no such report of death.
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