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Scottish National Chest Wall Service

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The Scottish National Chest Wall Service aims to provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary service to children and young people in Scotland with an anterior chest wall deformity.

A range of anterior chest wall deformities can occur however the majority of presentations fall into the categories of Pectus Excavatum or Pectus Carinatum.

Treatment options

There are a range of treatment options for anterior chest wall deformities, both non-surgical and surgical. You can get more information about these on our website.

Coming to the chest wall clinic

At your chest wall appointment your child may be seen by one or all of the following: Consultant Surgeon, Orthotist and Physiotherapist.

Please ensure that your child is dressed in a top that is easy to remove so that the Chest Wall Team can easily examine their chest.

Depending on the underlying problem, your child may also receive an X-Ray, Clinical Photographs, 3D Scan or plaster cast mould of their chest. Any images will be held in their patient record but may also be used anonymously for teaching and publications. We will also hold a record of your child as part of a secure database.

Please speak to a member of the Chest Wall Team if you have any questions regarding this.

Photographs of the Chest Wall Team

Photographs of the Chest Wall Team

Referrals

Referrals to the Chest Wall Service are accepted from all Health Boards across Scotland from GPs, Hospital and Community Doctors, Physiotherapists and Orthotists. 

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 02 November 2021

Next review: 02 November 2022

Approved By: Scottish National Chest Wall Service