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From: Regina Harrison
Date: 2001-02-28 11:56:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Birth defect?

From: "Dr. Bruce Williams" <williams@e...>

>Dear Kris:

>This does sound like a birth defect - a variant of a sternal defect called
>pectus excavatum. It is more of a blemish than a defect, and is not going
>to cause any problems during her lifetime. Occasionally this defect is
>associated with other skeletal defects, but you probably would have noticed
>them by now - twisted spine, twisted legs, etc.
>This one is nothing to be concerned about.

My six year old Amelia has this same feature, and I can support from my
experience that it doesn't cause any problems. She's generally a big-boned
girl, and I always assumed the bumps were just because of that, an
exaggeration of regular features (she's from Hagen in Canada, don't know if
that's relevant; also she's Waardenburg, again, don't know if that's
relevant). So, Kris, more to set your mind at ease. :-)


Regina Harrison regina_z@h... or regina@c...

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