Pectus updates and special considerations in Marfan syndrome

  • Stephanie Fraser | stephanieflofraser@hotmail.com St. George’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
  • 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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Published
2018-01-04
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Keywords:
Pectus excavatum, Pectus carinatum, Marfan, Bracing, Surgery
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Fraser, S., Child, A., & Hunt, I. (2018). Pectus updates and special considerations in Marfan syndrome. Pediatric Reports, 9(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/pr.2017.7227