Pectus Excavatum

Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum is the birth defect in which breastbone is sunken into the chest. It causes deep dent in the chest.


Signs and symptoms may include:Pectus EXCAVATUM SYMPTOMS CAUSES TREATMENT

  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Decrease exercise tolerance
  • Heart murmur
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Respiratory infection

The exact cause of this condition is unknown but it may be assumed that it may be due to hereditary.


After taking history and chest examination your doctor might recommend the following tests:

  • Exercise test
  • Echocardiogram
  • CT scan
  • Chest x-ray
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Lung function test
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