Pigeon chest - Pectus Carinatum

Interviewer: What's the earliest point you might consider treatment for a child, and what's the point where you're like, "Well, it might be a little late at this juncture? In some cases, it may not be noticed until a child goes through their adolescent growth spurt.

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Fenton: For carinatum, that is usually the case.

There are two of them, excavatum and carinatum.

In addition, some children have pectus carinatum on one side of the chest and an indentation called on the other side of the chest.

Pectus excavatum typically gets worse with age or during growth spurts that occur during adolescence.

Pectus Carinatum (Pigeon Chest)

This dip is called pectus excavatum.

Description: Depending on the type of pectus and diagnosis, treatment may be surgical or nonsurgical, depending on the level of severity.

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Surgical repair is an option for people with severe pectus carinatum, but a compression brace can be used to help flatten the chest in most patients.
Reviewed by: This page was last updated on: October 01, 2019 01:56 PM Learn more about Pectus Excavatum Pectus excavatum, Latin for "hollowed chest," is the most common chest wall deformity.

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