Have you ever wondered what the life expectancy of a person with Pectus Excavatum is?

In this article, we will provide you with valuable information about this condition and how it affects the longevity of those who have it. Keep reading to learn more about Pectus Excavatum and its impact on people’s lives.

What is Pectus Excavatum?

Pectus Excavatum is a congenital chest deformity characterized by an abnormal sinking of the chest. This condition can vary in severity and may result in a concave appearance in the area of the sternum. While “sunken chest” is primarily an aesthetic concern, it can also have implications for the health and quality of life of those who suffer from it.

Impact on life expectancy

It is important to note that Pectus Excavatum itself does not reduce the life expectancy of affected individuals. Most of the time, this condition does not have serious effects on overall health or longevity. However, in some rare cases, the chest deformity may be associated with heart or lung problems, which could indirectly affect life expectancy.

Factors to consider

It is essential to consider that each case of Pectus Excavatum is unique, and the severity of the deformity varies from person to person. Some factors that may influence the life expectancy of someone with a “funnel chest” include the presence of associated medical complications, such as respiratory problems or heart diseases. Additionally, individual factors like lifestyle and genetics may also play a role in a person’s longevity.

Care and treatment

While Pectus Excavatum itself does not reduce life expectancy, it is important to address any medical complications that may arise due to this condition. For those experiencing related respiratory or cardiac issues, specific treatments such as surgery or physical therapy may be recommended to improve quality of life and reduce potential risks. In this case, we recommend consulting a doctor.

Currently, there are treatments like the Pectus Up New Generation that represent a significant advance in the field of thoracic surgery to address this condition. It is a minimally invasive method that considerably reduces the complexity and risks of the operation. This translates to shorter recovery times for patients and highly satisfactory results.

In conclusion, Pectus Excavatum generally does not directly affect a person’s life expectancy. While there are cases where associated medical complications may arise, most people with this condition can lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

If you have any concerns about your health or that of someone close to you with Pectus Excavatum, we recommend you contact us through patient@venturamedicaltechnologies.com or by phone + 34 661 269 197.