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Causes of Barrel chest

Causes of Barrel chest

Barrel chest can be caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Persistent inflation of the lungs with air leads to an extended rib cage. Other causes of barrel chest include osteoporosis.

Barrel chest: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Barrel chest, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Barrel chest:

Barrel chest: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Barrel chest: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Barrel chest as a symptom:

Conditions listing Barrel chest as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Barrel chest. Our database lists the following as having Barrel chest as a symptom of that condition:

Related information on causes of Barrel chest:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Barrel chest may be found in:


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