Pectus Carinatum


Pectus carinatum (PC) is one of the major chest wall deformities in which abnormal costal cartilages cause outward protrusion of the anterior chest wall. It is often referred to colloquially as "pigeon chest." The classic form, which is known as the chondrogladiolar type, results in a convex deformity isolated to the mid and lower sternum with acute angulation of the attached costal cartilages laterally. [1]

See also Chest Wall Deformities

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Last updated: February 26, 2022