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Chest wall deformities represent abnormal growth of the thoracic cavity from gestation through adolescence. There are five main categories

The symptoms associated with congenital chest wall deformities are varied and depend largely upon the etiology of the deformity. For the most common deformity, pectus excavatum, symptoms range from cosmetic disturbances to dyspnea and cardiac arrhythmias. There is little to no associated mortality from this disease [1]. Conversely, for sternal clefts with ectopia cordis mortality rates can be extremely high [2].

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Last updated: December 13, 2017


Mazziotti, Mark V, et al. "Chest Wall Deformities." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2017. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829074/all/Chest_Wall_Deformities.
Mazziotti MV, Misra MV, Abdullah F, Sigalet D, Harris JC. Chest Wall Deformities. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829074/all/Chest_Wall_Deformities. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Mazziotti, M. V., Misra, M. V., Abdullah, F., Sigalet, D., & Harris, J. C. (2017). Chest Wall Deformities. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829074/all/Chest_Wall_Deformities
Mazziotti MV, Misra MV, Abdullah F, Sigalet D, Harris JC. Chest Wall Deformities [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829074/all/Chest_Wall_Deformities.
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