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Question: Assymetrical Chest in my Baby Girl of two years.


 carl786 - Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:35 pm

Hi, I wonder is you can help.

My baby girl (sehar) was born with a deformed chest. The deformation is two fold.
Firstly, her left side rib cage appears quite a bit higher than the left. Her ribs are a "hook" shape . The left side is much lower and almost "flat" in apearance in comparison to the other side.

Secondly, like myself she has "Pectus excavatum". Although I was not officially diagnosed, I have seen pictures that exactly match my condition. My daughter however, has a much deeper indentation. I do not have any beathing problems. My daughter is beginning to complain of pain this area. She points to the indentation. She is only two years old.

Sehar does not complain of any other pains, she does not have any problems, she is growing o.k.

There are no signs of :
Scoliosis
Idiopathic
or Marfans.

Many Thanks for you help.[/b]
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:49 am

Dear carl786,
You need to see an orthopedic surgeon.
If the deformity is as evident as you describe it, it may eventually compromise her lung and heart functions.

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