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Noun1.Pectus - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebratespectus - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
thoracic aorta - a branch of the descending aorta; divides into the iliac arteries
thoracic vein, vena thoracica - veins that drain the thoracic walls
gall bladder, gallbladder - a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
area of cardiac dullness - a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
female chest, bust - the chest of a woman
male chest - the chest of a man
musculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis - either of two large muscles of the chest
chest cavity, thoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
breast, chest - the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; "he beat his breast in anger"
rib cage - the bony enclosing wall of the chest
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The move will allow me to perform pectus excavatum and carinatum treatment at the outstanding Valley Hospital in Bergen County, a satellite community of New York.
North American and European specialists with experience in pediatric exercise testing describe the clinical applicability of pediatric exercise tests; conducting them; the testing procedure and its measurement variables; and practical approaches to complaints commonly seen in the exercise testing lab, such as congenital and acquired heart disease, exercise-induced dyspnea, chest pain with exercise, presyncope and syncope with exercise, and exercise fatigue, as well as special populations: children with pectus excavatum, obesity, intellectual disability, and neuromuscular disease.
He had pectus excavatum and there were multipl cafe au lait spots at lower extremities and hyperpigmented macules on the glans penis.
Subsequently, several anomalies were evidenced: narrow palate, pectus excavatum, recurrent hernias, arachnodactyly, general marfanoid physical aspect, and joint laxity with a high degree of elbow extension, besides cardiac and ocular anomalies.
Otras alteraciones posibles son: pectus excavatum, escoliosis, hipoplasia maxilar y del arco zigomatico, irregularidades metafisiales, manos con clinodactilia, braquidactilia y/o polidactilia bilateral, en los pies puede haber polidactilia postaxial, duplicacion del hallux, hueso cuneiforme extra y cuboides amplio en el primer metatarsiano.
Por esta razon es importante documentar algunos signos y sintomas asociados a AOS en ninos como: infecciones frecuentes de vias respiratorias, pectus excavatum, cefalea al despertar, ronquidos frecuentes, respiracion forzada, sudoracion profusa, posiciones inusuales al dormir, sueno inquieto, enuresis, sonambulismo y pesadillas, con el proposito de tratar y remitir al paciente para su manejo medico (15,16).
She had many of the features of Hurler's syndrome like large head, coarseness of facial features, nasal bridge was depressed, cornea was hazy, tongue was thick, contractures in the joints causing restricted mobility, in the chest there was pectus excavatum and wide ribs (Figure 1).
The team also diagnosed a slew of health conditions: a common chest wall deformity called pectus excavatum, or sunken chest (B); bone density marks called Harris lines in his leg bones that indicate physiological stress (C) and an enlarged liver (D).
The patient also had mild spinal scoliosis, significant thoracolumbar kyphosis, and pectus excavatum deformity.
Kister had a condition called pectus excavatum, or "sunken chest," a condition where the rib cage and breastbone develop abnormally and grow inward, causing a sunken chest bone, according to the Mayo Clinic.
pulmonary tuberculosis, chest deformities like pectus carinatum, pectus excavatum, thoracolumbar scoliosis, diaphragmatic hernias diagnosed on history, examination and chest x-rays were excluded from the study.
Mum Sarah Grierson explained that because Autumn's chest condition - pectus excavatum - pushes her ribs inward, leaving a gap big enough for a tennis ball, it can cause pressure on her lungs and make breathing more difficult.