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14 Dec 2004

Pigeon Chest
I would like to hear more from the operation PIGEON CHEST done on kids from 10 years and older. The medical name is EXCAVATUM-CARINATUM. How long is the operation? How long must the boy stay in hospital? Is the operation successful?
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01 Jan 0001

Annelie, pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) are opposites. The operation and stay in hospital depends on the severity of the problem (sometimes an operation isn’t even necessary). The best would be to see a thoracic surgeon and ask him these questions after he has examined your child. Good luck.
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