Navigation Links
Sunken Chest Demands Prompt Evaluation, Expert Says
Date:11/17/2011

THURDSAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Children with sunken chest require prompt evaluation to rule out more serious underlying conditions and to plan corrective surgery if necessary, according to experts.

Sunken or hollow chest, the result of a malformed rib cage, is one of the most common birth defects of the chest wall. It affects one in 300 to 400 children and is rarely life-threatening.

The main reason to perform surgery is to improve heart and lung function, not to improve appearance, Dr. Fizan Abdullah, a pediatric surgeon at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, explained in a Hopkins news release.

He said assessment of children with sunken chest accomplishes three goals: rules out serious underlying syndromes; assesses cardio-pulmonary function; and begins the planning of surgery.

A small number of children with sunken chest have Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissues that can cause potentially deadly problems such as arterial aneurysms or rupture of the heart's aorta, Abdullah said.

A sunken chest can compress the heart and lungs and affect breathing and circulation, especially in more severe cases. Serious heart and lung problems are rare, but even children with mild sunken chest can have reduced cardiovascular endurance, tire quickly, have a feeling of pressure on their chest, and experience neck and back pain.

Surgery can remedy these problems and restore the chest to normal appearance. Several different surgical approaches can be used, including minimally invasive alternatives to open-chest surgery, Abdullah said.

The ideal time for surgery is between ages 14 and 16, Abdullah said. Doing the surgery at an earlier age when a child's bones are still growing could result in reemergence of the sunken chest. However, earlier surgery would be performed in severe cases that seriously compromise heart and lung function, Abdullah said.

More information<
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Quick Chest Pain Test Simplifies Discharge Decision
2. Concentra, American Showa to Open Associates Health Center in Blanchester, Ohio
3. Kids Tai Chi Workout Premieres in Westchester, New York, March 2, 2010
4. News briefs from the March issue of Chest
5. Chest X-rays Can Help Predict Which H1N1 Patients Are at Greatest Risk
6. Chest X-rays can help predict which H1N1 patients are at greatest risk
7. News briefs from the April issue of Chest
8. Outcomes of patients dismissed from the hospital with non-cardiac chest pain
9. Researchers successfully lower radiation dose associated with pediatric chest CT scans
10. Noncardiac Chest Pain May Warrant More Management: Study
11. News briefs from the May issue of Chest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Sunken Chest Demands Prompt Evaluation, Expert Says 
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 26, 2014 Medical suction and ... out of 5. This score represents steady growth in ... years to 2014 as a result of swelling demand ... machines, which are largely considered nondiscretionary. IBISWorld market research ... buyers have some degree of flexibility, given the low ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... News Facts , Lexmark’s ... RSNA 2014 in Chicago. The company will demonstrate ... images, photos, videos and documents found throughout the ... learn more about these innovative medical content management ... initiatives – that enable more informed clinical decisions, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vultures have developed highly specialized ... when eating dead animals, researchers report. The new ... the faces and in the guts of 50 turkey ... average, the faces of the vultures had more than ... their guts, the study found. The findings suggest ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 ... Food and Drug Administration will have many restaurant chains posting ... to movie theater popcorn and ice cream parlor fare. ... home, often consuming less nutritious food and underestimating the calories ... Monday afternoon news conference. Although listing calorie counts ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... From embedded sensors and biometrics to elite training ... take center stage at the FitnessTech Summit , presented ... 2015 International CES® , January 6, 2015 in Las Vegas ... The bond between fitness and technology is stronger than ever ... more about the human body. , “Fitness technology has become ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medical Suction & Vacuum Products Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 2Health News:Medical Suction & Vacuum Products Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 3Health News:Medical Suction & Vacuum Products Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 4Health News:Perceptive Software to Demonstrate New Medical Content Management Features and Capabilities at RSNA 2014 2Health News:Perceptive Software to Demonstrate New Medical Content Management Features and Capabilities at RSNA 2014 3Health News:Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says 2Health News:Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says 3Health News:Next Wave Fitness Products Debut at FitnessTech Summit Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES 2Health News:Next Wave Fitness Products Debut at FitnessTech Summit Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES 3Health News:Next Wave Fitness Products Debut at FitnessTech Summit Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES 4
... Fitness announced,that it has successfully emerged from chapter ... months after filing for bankruptcy protection on July ... Partners,Master Fund I, Ltd. and Harbinger Capital Partners ... Harbinger invested approximately $233.6 million in exchange for ...
... A visionary leader, Dr.,Maria Cristina Escobar ... outstanding contributions to the prevention and control ... 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference,proceedings today. The ... is bestowed upon creative leaders whose commitment ...
... With record supplies,of influenza vaccine expected to be ... Johnson today urged Pennsylvanians -- especially,those in high- ... by,getting a flu shot. "The flu is ... children and individuals with certain medical conditions,",explained Dr. ...
... (Nasdaq: LMAT ), a provider of peripheral vascular ... agreement to launch a,direct sales force in Italy in ... in Italy through an,exclusive distribution agreement with Serom Medical ... exclusive rights on,January 25, 2008 in exchange for the ...
... are chronically infected with hepatitis B will die from its ... Stanford University School of Medicine has identified the most cost-effective ... hepatitis B often don,t know it, because they can go ... group most likely to be infected with hepatitis B - ...
... entities in the addiction treatment field announced the launch ... (ACTION) Campaign for the improvement of addiction treatment services. ... addiction treatment for individuals in need and to keep ... during National Recovery Month in September, has a goal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bally Total Fitness Emerges From Chapter 11 and Closes Transaction with Harbinger Capital Partners Funds 2Health News:Bally Total Fitness Emerges From Chapter 11 and Closes Transaction with Harbinger Capital Partners Funds 3Health News:Inter-American Leadership Award Bestowed Upon Chilean Chronic Disease Expert 2Health News:Health Secretary Urges Pennsylvanians to Get a Flu Shot 2Health News:LeMaitre Vascular to Start Italian Sales Force 2Health News:LeMaitre Vascular to Start Italian Sales Force 3Health News:Stanford researchers find way to fight treacherous hepatitis B 2Health News:Stanford researchers find way to fight treacherous hepatitis B 3Health News:Stanford researchers find way to fight treacherous hepatitis B 4Health News:Leaders in addiction treatment announce national 'ACTION' campaign 2
(Date:11/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Juno Therapeutics today announced ... to the company,s JCAR015 chimeric antigen receptor product ... relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and ... Kettering Cancer Center, where Phase 1 clinical trials ... action is important news for patients who may ...
(Date:11/24/2014)...  Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: RLMD), a clinical-stage company ... announced today that Sergio Traversa , chief executive ... "MAIN Event" Micro-Cap Growth Conference on Wednesday, December 3, ... Sunset Bel Air Hotel, which is located at 11461 ... . The presentation is scheduled for 8:30 ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... , Nov. 24, 2014  GlySens Incorporated announced ... million dollar grant from the National Institute of Diabetes ... the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The grant is ... second generation ICGM™ long term implantable glucose monitoring system.  ... and enrollment is expected to begin before the end ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Juno T Cell Therapy For Leukemia Granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation 2Juno T Cell Therapy For Leukemia Granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation 3Relmada Therapeutics To Present At LD MICRO Conference 2GlySens Incorporated Awarded $2 Million Grant from the National Institutes of Health 2
... ,, MINNEAPOLIS , July 8 Protectus Medical Devices, ... today it has received Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and ... self-sheathing Safety Syringe, a major step toward it becoming the ... , , ...
... Profil™ Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company specializing in early ... Marcus Hompesch , the company,s President and CEO, will serve as ... Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association,s ( ADA ) largest fund-raising event. ... Dr. Hompesch will help ...
Cached Medicine Technology:US Patent Allowed for Spring Action That Separates Protectus Innovative Safety Syringe From All Others 2US Patent Allowed for Spring Action That Separates Protectus Innovative Safety Syringe From All Others 3Profil Institute Teams Up With American Diabetes Association to 'Step Out' Against Diabetes 2Profil Institute Teams Up With American Diabetes Association to 'Step Out' Against Diabetes 3
...
...
... an easy way to eliminate paper ECG ... money. This Windows-based tool dramatically streamlines ECG ... and the hospital emergency department. You can ... Review high-resolution waveforms on-screen. Edit patient information, ...
... communications software, including Remote Link and Central ... you the tools and choices to effectively ... Send patient tests via email, LAN or ... Philips Zymed Holter analysis applications are used. ...
Medicine Products: