Pectus excavatum is caused when the bones of the ribs and sternum do not form properly, causing a caved in appearance of the chest. People can be born with this, or often it can become more noticeable during puberty.
Treatment for Pectus Excavatum
The standard surgical treatment for pectus excavatum is a surgical procedure that requires an unsightly incision across the chest. At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, our thoracic surgeons use a minimally invasive approach with incisions underneath the breasts for women who don’t want an unsightly scar.
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