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Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum, a condition characterised by inward displacement of the sternum and ribs, is a common deformity that affects both children and adults. While traditional surgical approaches for correcting pectus excavatum involve large incisions and extensive tissue dissection, minimally-invasive techniques at Neumark offer the potential for correction of the deformity with smaller incisions and minimal tissue disruption, minimising recovery time and surgical complications.

What is Pectus Excavatum?

Pectus excavatum is an abnormal development of the rib cage in which the breast bone (sternum) grows inward, resulting in an indentation of the chest wall. Pectus excavatum is known as “sunken chest” or “funnel chest,” occurring in children and adults.

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How will a Pectus Excavatum surgery be performed?

Pectus excavatum surgery is done to correct the chest deformity and improve the patient’s beathing and cardiac function. Neumark surgeons perform this operation via a minimally invasive approach. The procedure is called a minimally-invasive pectus excavatum repair. A curved titanium bar is inserted under the breast bone (sternum) to reposition it to a more normal, outward position. The bar is left in place for three years and later removed.

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Neumark Lung and Chest Surgery Centre benefits from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team led by Dr Harish Mithiran, senior consulting thoracic surgeon at Gleneagles Hospital. 

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