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What is Funnel Chest?

What is Funnel Chest?

  • Funnel Chest: Depression of the breast bone - sunken chest appearance. The condition is usually a congenital deformity but may occur in association with conditions such as rickets, Marfan syndrome and Poland syndrome. Severe cases may result in breathing problems or may affect heart function.
  • Funnel Chest: A developmental anomaly in which the lower sternum is posteriorly dislocated and concavely deformed, resulting in a funnel-shaped thorax.
    Source - Diseases Database

Funnel Chest: Introduction

Types of Funnel Chest:

Broader types of Funnel Chest:

What causes Funnel Chest?

Causes of Funnel Chest: see causes of Funnel Chest

What are the symptoms of Funnel Chest?

Symptoms of Funnel Chest: see symptoms of Funnel Chest

Funnel Chest: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Funnel Chest.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Funnel Chest: Medical Geneticist, Neonatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Funnel Chest.
Treatments for Funnel Chest: see treatments for Funnel Chest
Research for Funnel Chest: see research for Funnel Chest

Name and Aliases of Funnel Chest

Main name of condition: Funnel Chest

Other names or spellings for Funnel Chest:

sunken chest, Cobbler's chest, pectus excavatum

Pectus excavatum Source - Diseases Database


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