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Pectus updates and special considerations in Marfan syndrome

Stephanie Fraser, Anne Child, Ian Hunt
  • Anne Child
    St. George’s University of London, United Kingdom
  • Ian Hunt
    St. George’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Abstract

Congenital chest wall or pectus deformities including pectus excavatum (funnel chest) and pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) affect a significant proportion of the general population and up to 70% of patients with Marfan syndrome. Patients often experience significant morbidity and psychological distress, which can worsen with age. Here we discuss new techniques for both operative and non-operative treatment of pectus deformity, the importance of a welltimed intervention and special considerations in patients with Marfan syndrome.

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Pectus excavatum; Pectus carinatum; Marfan; Bracing; Surgery

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Submitted: 2017-05-14 21:57:00
Published: 2018-01-04 08:10:04
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