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Pectus excavatum repair - series—Indications



Repair of pectus excavatum may be recommended for:

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

Review Date 9/9/2017

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. 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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