Pectus carinatum

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri

Presentation

Prominent sternum.

Patient Data

Age: 14
Gender: Male
X-ray

Sternum prominence in keeping with pectus carinatum deformity.

Case Discussion

Pectus carinatum or pigeon chest refers to anterior protrusion of the sternum. It may cause exercise intolerance or dyspnea. It is not as common as pectus excavatum.

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Case information

rID: 47205
Case created: 4th Aug 2016
Last edited: 4th Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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