10 Symptoms of Marfan Syndrome

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Symptom #2: Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum is the abnormal indentation of the sternum. It is a congenital deformity that occurs on the anterior wall of the thorax where the sternum and rib cage grow inwards leading to a caved-in or sunken appearance. It can be present at birth or develop gradually.

Pectus excavatum can lead to impairment of cardiac and respiratory function. It can also cause pain in the back and chest. Many individuals with this condition tend to avoid activities that expose the chest as they may experience negative psychosocial effects.

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