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Pectus. By: Chad Puffer. Chromosome picture. Symptoms/effects. Pain : It is not clear what causes the pain. It may have something to do with the way the pectoral muscles cross the chest to attach to the ribs and breastbone. The pain usually is not severe or long lasting when it occurs.

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pectus

Pectus

By: Chad Puffer

symptoms effects
Symptoms/effects
  • Pain: It is not clear what causes the pain. It may have something to do with the way the pectoral muscles cross the chest to attach to the ribs and breastbone. The pain usually is not severe or long lasting when it occurs.
  • Decreased exercise tolerance: This is probably related to the effect of the breastbone deformity on the heart as previously mentioned.
  • Appearance: Many children with pectus excavatum are very unhappy with the way their chests look. Whenever the chest is exposed (such as when swimming), it is common for other children to notice this and comment on it or make fun of the appearance. This may cause enough uneasiness that a child alters his or her behavior. The child may no longer want to go swimming, won’t shower with others during gym class, change clothes away from other children and avoid other activities that may call attention to the deformity. Some children are significantly affected by this and may withdraw socially to some degree.
diagnosis
diagnosis
  • Before pectus excavatum can be properly treated, it must first be properly diagnosed. Your doctor and other specialists, including a thoracic surgeon and pulmonologist, will perform a complete physical exam and comprehensive blood tests to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Several other tests may be performed, including
  • Physical (stress) test
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Laboratory studies (blood work), such as chromosome studies or enzyme assays
  • Metabolic studies
  • Chest x-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Echocardiogram (a picture of the heart
prognosis
prognosis
  • If he/she as the syndrome the way to cure is would be to either have surgery on it or when u get older it should pop out but if it doesn’t ten tats when you have to have surgery on.
treatment
treatment
  • Mayo Clinic offers a minimally invasive surgical approach (the Nuss procedure) to treat pectus excavatum. Whether patients undergo the less invasive surgery or traditional open chest surgery depends on the severity of the deformity and the patient's age.
one great story
One great story
  • http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/pectus_excavatum/hic_pectus_excavatum.aspx
credits
credits
  • http://www.cardiothoracicsurgery.wustl.edu/PatientCare/PectusExcavatum.asp
  • http://www.mayoclinic.org/pectus-excavatum/?wt.srch=1&wt.mc_id=google&keyword=pectus_excavatum_pectus_excavatum&campaign=mcr_pediatric_surgery_il&state=illinois&kw=pectus%20excavatum&ad=5067137226&Network=Search&SiteTarget=&gclid=CJibuq73hacCFce7Kgodb1GNgg