Chest deformity in children /

Chest deformity in children: Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum

01 In Brief

Pectus Carinatum or pigeon chest and Pectus Excavatum or funnel chest are usually mild in most children and do not cause functional impairment. There is often a family history.

Occasionally with growth during puberty they can cause functional problems or poor self image and surgery is available.

02 What Others Say

Pectus Carinatum or Pigeon chest   

RCH fact sheet: pectus carinatum

Kidshealth Chest Wall disorder: Pectus Carinatum

Pectus Excavatum or Funnel chest

Kidshealth Chest Wall disorder: Pectus Excavatum


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Last updated: 17/03/2019