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Submitted: 06 May 2016 Modified: 11 May 2016
HERDIN Record #: NCR-PHC-16050618191011

Pectus Excavatum in a 9- Year Old Female- A Case Report.

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Congenital chest wall deformities have long been considered as curious and essentially unimportant anomalies of thoracic contour. During the past several years, however, pectus malformations have come to be recognized as fairly common and much more symptomatic than previously believed. Pectus excavatum is by far the most common congenital chest deformity but the recognition of symptoms and the recommendation for surgical correction remain highly controversial: less than 15% of patients undergo surgery. Compounding the decision of whether to correct pectus excavatum disorders by surgery is the lack of reliable and consistent standard investigative studies that clearly indicate the physiologic limitations on a specific patient by pectus excavatum or the improvement that occurs after surgery.

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