Pectus carinatum

What is Pectus carinatum?

Flattening of the chest on either side with forward projection of the sternum resembling the keel of a boat.

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What would cause an infant's 8th rib to not grow attached to the rib above - only on one side?

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Brief Answer:
Might be vertebral or sternal abnormalities. Suggested X ray,CT scan chest.

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Hello, my 11 year old son has moderate pectus excavatum on the left side. Lately he has been complaining about hearing his own heart beat "I can...

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Thank you for your query.

Pectus excavatum refers to an abnormality where the front of the chest has a sunken appearance due to...

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Hi there. Im 15 years old and my rib protrudes directly to the left of my center chest . This has been bothering me for a while and I m not sure if...

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1. Seems you are suffering from a condition called Pectus carinatum. It usually occurs / becomes prominent during growth spurt occuring during...

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