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Pectus excavatum

Pectus excavatum: Introduction

Pectus excavatum: An abnormal development of the chest in which the chest has a caved in appearance or sunken appearance. See detailed information below for a list of 150 causes of Pectus excavatum, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Pectus excavatum:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pectus excavatum. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Pectus excavatum: Symptom Checker

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Pectus excavatum: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pectus excavatum

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Causes of Pectus excavatum listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Pectus excavatum:

A developmental anomaly in which the lower sternum is posteriorly dislocated and concavely deformed, resulting in a funnel-shaped thorax.
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Organs affected by Pectus excavatum:

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Detailed list of causes of Pectus excavatum

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How Common are these Causes of Pectus excavatum?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pectus excavatum. Of the 150 causes of Pectus excavatum that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 145 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pectus excavatum:

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Pectus excavatum?

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What are the alternative names for Pectus excavatum:

Funnel chest
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Classifications of Pectus excavatum:

Medical Conditions associated with Pectus excavatum:

Chest deformity (283 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Deformity symptoms (1826 causes)

Symptoms related to Pectus excavatum:

Genital defect, Rickets (64 causes), Marfan's syndrome (2 causes), Chest deformity (283 causes), Hollowed chest

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