Pektus ekscavatumu olan hastalarda görülen klinik semptomlar ve postür bozukluklari,

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Uluslararasi harran sağlik bilimleri Kongresi, 5 - 07 June 2020, pp.25-26

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-26
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes



Pectus exscavatum (PE) is the most common first chest wall deformity and a

cosmetic problem is generally reported as the reason for patients to apply to the clinic.

However, limited number of studies have been provided about patients' posture

disorders and their importance. Therefore, in our study, it is aimed to investigate the

relationship between posture disorders and clinical symptoms. The sociodemographic

and clinical symptoms of 346 PE patients (281 males, mean age ± standard error:

17.65 ± 5.24; body mass index: 16.08 ± 9.01), who applied to the Chest Wall

Deformities and Pectus Association, via interview. It was obtained. Afterwards,

posture evaluations by taking photos from the front / side / back; It was carried out

with the help of observational and New York posture evaluation questionnaire

(NPEQ). The SSPS21 program was used statistically and p <0.05 was considered

significant. The rate of patients having an additional clinical symptom apart from cosmetics was 36%, while the rate of patients with more than two parameters of

posture disorder was 80.7%. The rate of patients with at least one posture disorder

was 98%. No statistically significant relationship was found between the clinical

symptoms and posture disorders of the patients (p> 0.05) except for experiencing

shortness of breath during exercise (p <0.05). It was observed that PE patients had a

high rate of posture disorder and there was a relationship between these disorders and

symptom of shortness of breath during exercise. Therefore, we suggest that these

patients should be evaluated in terms of posture and included in rehabilitation


Keywords: Pektus ekscavatum, postur, klinik bulgu