Also know as "caved-in chest" or "funnel chest," Pectus Excavatum (PE) is a congenital deformity that causes the sternum to depress and the ribs to grow inward towards the spine.
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eMedicine: Pectus Excavatum
Article on this condition.
My Sweet Pectus
Personal account of adult correction of pectus excavatum with much useful information and reference material about the condition.
The Nuss Procedure at CHKD
Details about the minimally invasive procedure, developed by Dr. Donald Nuss at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, to correct pectus excavatum.
Exploring nutritional influences, including deficiencies or nutrient processing problems.
Information on the condition with profile, weblog, forum and other useful links.
An overview which covers symptoms, diagnosis, and repair.
A description from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the national Institutes of Health, includes image and medical advice.
Pectus Excavatum Surgical Procedure
A child's experience with Pectus Excavatum Surgery.
Information on pectus deformities, the kinds of treatment available and the repair surgery being undertaken at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, UK.
A podcast about Seth Goldin's experience with the Nuss procedure. [Atom]
UK Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum Information Site
Provides information on these conditions, surgical and non-surgical treatments, photographs and a forum.
Pectus excavatum: studiously ignored in the United Kingdom?
Excerpt from the Archives of Diseases in Children. Full text requires registration. (March 01, 2000)
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