|  Find a Doctor   |   Getting to NUH   |  Appointments   |  Contact Us   |  Newsroom  |  About NUH  |  Make a Gift 

University Medicine Cluster

Common Conditions:

 

 

Arthritis

High Blood Pressure

Asthma

High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer

Dermatitis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Gout

Pneumonia

Chest Wall Disorders

Doctors Listing

Senior Consultants

  • Prof Lim Tow Keang
  • Dr Khoo Kay Leong


Consultants

  • Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay 
  • Dr Gerald Chua Seng Wee 
  • Dr Khoo See Meng
  • Dr Jason Phua
  • Dr Chua Ai Ping 


Associate Consultants

  • Dr Low Seow Ping
  • Dr Felicia Teo

 Top

Definition

Severe structural deformities of the spine, ribs or sternum (a long flat bone in front of the body to which the collarbone and most of the ribs are attached) may cause problems with breathing and lead to respiratory failure.

Top

Treatment and drugs

Treatment may involve the supplementation of oxygen and the application of breathing masks.

Top