Funnel/Pigeon Chest: Other common names: Pectus Excavatum, Pectus Carinatum, Chicken chest Funnel chest, or pigeon breast, is a term that describes a breastbone with a deep depression that may compress the heart or lungs. It may stem from rickets or a genetic defect, but the exact cause is unknown. Pigeon breast is a deformity that pushes the breastbone and rib cage forward, creating a barrel-like appearance. It occurs more often in boys than girls and may not be noticeable until a child grows older.
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