Pectus carinatum

Alternative Names

Pigeon breast

Definition of Pectus carinatum

Pectus carinatum describes a protrusion of the chest over the sternum, often described as giving the person a bird-like appearance.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/2/2009

Ribcage
Bowed chest (pigeon breast)

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