DEFORMATION

"DEFORMATION" follows the story of a young person's struggle with a deformity that disfigures their physical appearance while also inhibiting him from breathing normally.-

1.  alteration of form or shape; also :  the product of such alteration
2.  the action of deforming :  the state of being deformed: distorted or unshapely in form
3.  change for the worse


Pectus excavatum, also known as sunken or funnel chest, is a congenital chest wall deformity in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally, producing a concave, or caved-in, appearance in the anterior chest wall. Severe cases of pectus excavatum can compress the heart and lungs or push the heart over to one side. If the depth of the breastbone indentation is severe, it may reduce the amount of room the lungs have to expand. This compression can also squeeze the heart, pushing it into the left side of the chest and reducing its ability to pump efficiently. Repair with a metal pectus bar, called the Nuss Procedure, is achieved by bending a stainless bar to fit the chest wall. The bar is then inserted and secured through a small incision under each arm using the aid of a endoscope to monitor and avoid injury to the heart during insertion. The bar goes over the ribs and under the sternum, to push the sternum forward into the new position.









































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