In contrast, pectus carinatum (PC) deformities are often unrecognized until adolescent skeletal growth occurs. 2 The majority of PE and PC deformities will remain with the same severity throughout adult life after full growth has been achieved. With PE, the heart is often displaced into the left chest by the depressed sternum, and pulmonary Cited by: 95.
The facts about Pectus Carinatum What is pectus carinatum? Pectus carinatum is a condition in which the sternum (breastbone) protrudes, or sticks out, more than usual. It is the opposite of pectus excavatum, in which the breastbone is depressed inward and gives the chest a sunken appearance. Who is affected by pectus carinatum? Pectus carinatum.
Pectus carinatum, also called pigeon chest, is a malformation of the chest characterized by a protrusion of the sternum and ribs.It is distinct from the related malformation pectus excavatum.The term is from L carīnātus, equiv. to carīn(a) keel.Specialty: Orthopedics.