Category Archives: Children

When should I start bringing my child to specialists?

Pectus excavatum (PE) can present at birth or even in utero. One of the most common questions for parents with children affected by PE is, “When should I start seeking medical attention for my son/daughter?” There are three main points to keep in mind related to this topic: First of all, as a rule of… Read More »

How does sternal recession relate to Pectus Excavatum?

Sternal recession is a clinical sign of respiratory distress that occurs as high negative thoracic pressure causes indrawing of the chest. This phenomenon only occurs in children, since adults have much more bony thoracic features. “Sternal recession is commonly seen in young infants with laryngomalacia, [collapse of the upper larynx during inhalation that causes airway… Read More »