Pectus Excavatum or Funnel Chest

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   By DMA on Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 1:10 am:  Edit

I have seen several discussions with regard to the Pectus Excavatum (PE) or "funnel chest".

Tranditionally, open surgery has to be performed in order to correct PE and this surgery takes around 4-5 hrs. There is a new way in Hong Kong of correcting PE using MIS technique which is originally from the States. A correcting stainless steel bar (implant) will be placed under the rib cage of the patient for 2 yrs. Less breeding and shorter operation time. But the optimum age for receiving this sergury should below 12 y/o.

Surgeries have been done in some HA Hospitals by either pediatric / CT surgeons

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