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Pectus excavatum repair - series—Indications

Indications

Overview

Repair of pectus excavatum may be recommended for:

  • Improved appearance (cosmetic repair)
  • Improved breathing (respiratory function)

Review Date 1/31/2019

Updated by: Mary C. Mancini, MD, PhD, Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christus Highland Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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