Pectus Carinatum

Pectus Carinatum is a chest deformity also known as pigeon chest. The characteristics of this situation are easily noticed since the ribs and the sternum stick out from the body. An overgrowth of cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone causes buckling of the chest, which applies pressure and causes pain. This condition is […]

Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum is a term for a rib cage that sinks in the front of the body. The sternum, the bone that is in the middle of the thorax, where all ribs interconnect, sits way deeper in the chest than in most people. That gives the rib cage an ‘excavated’ appearance which is the root […]