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Pectus carinatum

Alternate Names : Pigeon breast


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Ribcage
Ribcage

The ribs connect on the front of the chest with the long flat sternum, or breast bone, and on the back with the vertebral column, creating a cage of protection for the lungs and heart.

Bowed chest (pigeon breast)
Bowed chest (pigeon breast)

A bowed chest is also called pectus carinatum. It is a protrusion of the chest over the sternum often described as bird-like. Pectus carinatum is usually only a cosmetic defect but can be associated with other genetic diseases.





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