Arthritis By Matt Glandorf I was born with a chest deformity called pectus excavatum (funnel chest and encaved chest are a couple other names for it.) I had corrective surgery in 1976 to http://www.rxmarihuana.com/shared_comments/arthritis4.htm
Lorenz Surgical - Pectus Bar / Patient Info WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS The Pectus Support Bar provides the surgeon with a means of treating Pectus Excavatum, funnel chest, a congenital deformity often http://www.lorenzsurgical.com/PE_correction_PI_EN.html
Extractions: The Walter Lorenz Pectus Support Bar and stabilizers are surgical implants intended to aid treatment of Pectus Excavatum deformity. The Pectus Support Bar provides the surgeon with a means to reposition bony structures (sternum, breastbone) by applying internal force outwardly eliminating the funnel shape deformity. The device should be removed when remodeling is evident. The Pectus Support Bar and stabilizers are made from Stainless Steel, ASTM F 138. The Pectus Support Bar provides the surgeon with a means of treating Pectus Excavatum, funnel chest, a congenital deformity often accompanied by shortness of breath in children. The device is not intended to replace chest wall structures. While the device is intended to expand the chest wall cavity eliminating the features of the deformity, the degree of initial reshaping and permanent remodeling for each case cannot be predetermined.
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities funnel chest Search PUBMED for funnel chest All Review Therapy Diagnosis; Pectus Excavatum Clinical Photos - Virtual Childrens Hospital, U. of Iowa; http://medir.ohsu.edu/cliniweb/C5/C5.660.html
The National Marfan Foundation The breastbone (sternum) may either protrude (commonly called a pigeon breast; the medical term is pectus carinatum) or indent (funnel chest or pectus excavatum http://www.marfan.org/nmf/GetSubContentRequestHandler.do?sub_menu_item_content_i
The Backwoods Home Magazine Readers' Forum and i were in a car, she in the back seat, and i in the front, while our boyfriends had gone somewhere, and she told me she had a funnel chest, and pulled up http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/yabb/forum.pl?board=health&action=display&num
Pectus Excavatum frequently than PE. Synonyms for PE include funnel chest, chondrosternal depression, chonechondrosternon, koilosternia and trichterbust. http://maxshouse.com/pectus_excavatum.htm
Extractions: Pectus excavatum (PE) is a deformity of the sternum and costocartilages that results in a dorsal to ventral narrowing of the thorax. Pectus carinatum is a protrusion of the sternum that occurs much less frequently than PE. Synonyms for PE include funnel chest, chondrosternal depression, chonechondrosternon, koilosternia and trichterbust. The cause or causes of PE in animals are unknown. Theories proposed include shortening of the central tendon of the diaphragm, intrauterine pressure abnormalities, and congenital deficiency of the musculature in the cranial portion of the diaphragm. Abnormal respiratory gradients appear to play a role in the development of this disease in some animals, as brachycephalic dogs are most commonly affected, many of which have concurrent hypoplastic tracheas. PE may be associated with "swimmer's syndrome," which is a poorly characterized disease of neonatal dogs in which the limbs tend to splay laterally, impairing ambulation. Abnormalities of the joints of the limbs and the long bones may also occur. Although the etiology of PE is uncertain. multiple animals in some litters have been affected; thus breeding should not be undertaken and affected animals should be neutered.
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Abstract Reference funnel chest/co Complications funnel chest/su Surgery Human Pneumonectomy Pulmonary Emphysema/co Complications Pulmonary Emphysema/su Surgery. http://dpi.radiology.uiowa.edu/nlm/app/brnchstn/refer/fukumoto.html
Extractions: Abstract Reference Fukumoto K. Matsuzaki Y. Yoshioka M. Edagawa M. Shibata K. Koga Y. [Congenital bronchomalacia of left main bronchus combined with lobar emphysema, pectus excavatum and right aortic archa case report]. [Japanese] Nippon Kyobu Geka Gakkai Zasshi - Journal of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery. 39(6):943-7, 1991 Jun. One-year-old girl was admitted because of recurrent pneumonia and pectus excavatum. Chest X-ray showed hyperlucency at the upper lung field and infiltrated shadow at the lower field of the left lung. Bronchoscopy and bronchograms revealed marked collapse in a long segment of the left main bronchus during expiration. CT scan showed an emphysematous change and a giant bulla of left lung. Angiogram showed right aortic arch. Sternoturnover was performed at 5 years of age for pectus excavatum. After 10 months, left pneumonectomy was performed for bronchomalacia and lobar emphysema. Pathologic findings of the bronchus revealed that the rings were flattened, while the cartilage was microscopically normal. Aorta, Thoracic/ab [Abnormalities]
List Of KSTR Weekly Case By Disease Catagory and Empyema necessitatis Case 296 Chondrosarcoma of Sternum Case 300 Anomalous articulation of the rib Case 304 funnel chest (Pectus excavatum) Case 333 http://kstr.radiology.or.kr/chest/case-list.htm
LLUCH - Pediatric Surgery - Pectus Excavatum Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital chest wall deformity, also known as funnel chest or sunken chest. It involves a depression of the anterior http://www.llu.edu/lluch/pedsurg/pectus.htm
Extractions: Pectus excavatum Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital chest wall deformity, also known as "funnel chest" or "sunken chest." It involves a depression of the anterior chest wall and the sternum. It is often present at birth and is usually noted within the first year of life. Pectus excavatum tends to run in the family and occurs more frequently in boys than girls. The cause is still unknown. There is an association of pectus excavatum with other musculoskeletal abnormalities such as Marfan's syndrome or scoliosis. The extent of deformity and symptoms from pectus excavatum range from mild to severe. A pectus is usually well tolerated in infancy or childhood. An operation to correct the deformity may be indicated if there are severe symptoms related to lung or heart functionparticularly if diagnostic tests document these limitations. Cosmetic and psycho-social considerations may also lead to a decision to operate on a child with pectus. The decision to perform a corrective procedure for pectum excavatum must be made carefully, allowing time for consideration of the risks and benefits by both parents and children. The operation The operative management of pectum excavatum has evolved over time. Since the 1940s, pectus excavatum has been treated by removal of the cartilage connecting some of the ribs to the sternum along with cutting through part of the sternum to allow it to be pulled forward. Over the last decade a less invasive approach to pectus excavatum has been developed.
Extractions: @import "/css/style.css"; Home About the Hospitals Donate or Volunteer Contact Us ... 2002 Press Releases December 13, 2002 A new minimally invasive procedure offers patients suffering from pectus excavatumcommonly known as funnel chestbetter results than conventional surgery. In the Chicago area, the procedure is being performed at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital (UCCH). Pectus excavatum is a congenital malformation of the chest cavity. Thousands of children suffer from it. Patients with this deformity experience shortness of breath, the result of compressed lungs. Conventional surgery for pectus excavatum required the breastbone to be broken and repositioned. A short bar was then wired to the ribs. Patients were left with a large chest scar. It took weeks to recover from the surgery. Postoperative complications, such as a stiff chest, were common. Now, UCCH offers a new approach based on a technique known as the Nuss procedure. This minimally invasive surgery (MIS) requires only a one-inch incision made on each side of the chest. A thoracoscope and a surgical steel U-shaped bar are threaded underneath the rib cage. The bar is then rotated 180 degrees to move the chest into the normal position. Patients are released from the hospital within a few days with only small scars on their chest. Donald Liu, MD, chief of pediatric surgery at UCCH, performed the first Nuss procedures at UCCH last summer. Liu will perform the procedure on two more patients on Friday, Dec. 13, 2002.
Johns Hopkins Children's Center: Specialties What is Pectus Excavatum? Pectus Excavatum (PE), translated literally as sunken or funnel chest, is the most common chest wall deformity seen in children. http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/specialties/categorypages/subcategory.cfm?specia
NewStandard: 11/24/98 The 10year-old boy suffered from a congenital condition called pectus excavatum, or sunken or funnel chest, that occurs in about one child in 1,000. http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/11-98/11-24-98/c02he089.htm
Extractions: Although surgery is needed only in more severe cases, the operation that has been available since 1910 to correct pectus is brutal. A doctor slices open the child's chest, removes the ribs, cuts out a piece of the breastbone, elevates the breastbone and replaces the ribs. In the 1950s, doctors also began inserting a steel bar to support the breastbone.
NodeWorks - Congenital Anomalies: Pectus Excavatum Also know as cavedin chest or funnel chest, Pectus Excavatum (PE) is a congenital deformity that causes the sternum to depress and the ribs to grow inward http://dir.nodeworks.com/Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/Musculoskeletal_Disorder
Extractions: in entire NodeWorks Directory in Health in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Congenital Anomalies in ++ Pectus Excavatum Top Health Musculoskeletal Disorders Congenital Anomalies Pectus Excavatum 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. Correction of Pectus at UCLA Medical Centre, Dr. Fonkalsrud Introduction to the modified Ravitch corrective surgery used to repair Pectus excavatum and carinatum by Dr. Eric Fonkalsrud. With pictures. Dr. Leonard's Corrective Procedure for Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum Introduction to the method developed by Dr. Arnold Leonard to correct Pectus excavatum (PE) and carinatum (PC), using an external brace and a version of the modified Ravitch surgery. Dr.Haje's Non-surgical Method of Correcting Pectus Detailed description, with pictures, of the non-surgical exercise-plus-bracing method developed by Brazilian Dr. Sydney Haje to correct Pectus carinatum (PC) and mild Pectus excavatum (PE). Nuss Method of Surgical Correction of Pectus excavatum Description of the minimally invasive surgery used by Dr. Donald Nuss to repair pectus excavatum (funnel chest), using a contoured bar and involving no cutting of cartilage or bone. With pictures.
Extractions: Pectus excavatum has never been reported to cause hypercapnic respiratory failure. In this report, we describe the first such case in a young woman with severe pectus excavatum who presented with chronic respiratory acidosis, pulmonary hypertension, and chronic cor pulmonale. An extensive diagnostic workup failed to uncover any other cause of respiratory acidosis, which led us to conclude that the severe chest wall deformity and the resulting severe restrictive defect were responsible for the development of chronic respiratory acidosis and cor pulmonale. (CHEST 2001; 119:1957-1961) Key words: alveolar hypoventilation; cor pulmonale; pectus excavatum; respiratory failure