Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What Is Pectus Carinatum?

Pectus Carinatum

Pectus Carinatum (PC) is a hereditary chest deformity where the sternum or breast plate and rib cage presses outward. Commonly known Pigeon Chest, Pectus Excavatum or 'hole in chest' is a similar deformity. The sternum is held in position by the costal cartilages which are connected to the ribs at varying degrees of severity. There is still no viable cause of why people are diagnosed with this chest deformity, but the general consensus by researchers and physicians agree that the costal cartilage becomes malformed when you are born, and it worsens as you age and grow past puberty.

(This page will be updated soon...)