Repair of pectus excavatum may be recommended for:
- Improved appearance (cosmetic repair)
- Improved breathing (respiratory function)
Review Date 7/15/2021
Updated by: Mary C. Mancini, MD, PhD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, 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.