Is The Danger Of The Child’s Chest Shape Protruding Forward?

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Hello, I want to ask, My child is now 2 years old, his chest shape is slightly protruding and when I hold it hard, but my child doesn’t feel pain or complain something, I just found out yesterday, my husband told me whether dangerous,? What steps should be taken? Thank you

1 Answer:

Wa'alaikumsallam Novie.

Based on the picture you gave, it is likely that your child has pectus carinatum. In this condition, the breastbone protrudes out, and there is no pain in palpation. The condition is caused by improper formation of the breast bone during the embryo. Generally these conditions do not cause any symptoms, except maybe aesthetic problems. Protrusion in the pectus carinatum varies, some are only slightly protruding, some are clearly prominent. This condition will continue throughout the child's life. Generally do not need to take special action. Corrective action with surgery might be considered if the condition raises aesthetic problems that are significant enough to reduce one's confidence.

Although in general pectus carinatum does not cause problems, sometimes someone who has an abnormal formation of an organ at the time of the embryo, also has other organ abnormalities. This can only be known through a direct physical examination by a doctor. Consult this with your pediatrician. The doctor will determine whether or not your child really has pectus carinatum. Then the doctor will assess whether there are abnormalities of other organs. In the meantime, you don't need to take special action. Children can move as usual as long as there are no complaints.

Thus a brief explanation from me, I hope you helped. Regards.

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