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22 Sep 2008

Pectum Excavatum
Hi all,

Can you please give me information on Pectum Excavatum

Thank you
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CyberDoc
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Kim,
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pectus_excavatum
This is an inborn deformity of the front of the chest, where the breast bone and ribs seem to cave in. This causes pressure on the lungs and heart. Treatment is by operation if needed
Dr Bets
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