• Dynamic Compression therapy for pectus carinatum in children and adolescents: Factors for success

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Pectus carinatum , or pigeon chest, is a congenital chest wall deformity with protrusion of the sternum due to overgrowth of rib cartilage. The prevalence of PC in the general population is 0, 3-0, 7% and it is the second most common chest wall deformity in children after pectus excavatum. Typically, the deformity develops in puberty, however it may present at younger age if there is a genetic predisposition or as part of a syndromic disorder such as Marfan or Noonan syndrome .
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