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Are there any differences between a barrel chest and pectus carinatum

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Barrel chest is an increase in the lateral (side) and front diameter of the chest. Pectus carinum is an outward bowing of the upper breastbone (also ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Barrel implies total enlargement and rounded. Carinatum, - pigeon breast like a boat keel sticking out anteriorly. The rest of the chest may be no ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
The same: Also known as pigeon chest.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: The heart may be compressed to various degrees in excavatum, not so much in carinatum.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Surgical correction: is the only known method. Consult with a pediatric surgeon.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pectus carinatum: There is a connection between your pectus and your chest spasms. Your pectus can be restrictive on your breathing causing painful spasms. Consult you ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Talk to your: Physician as it could be multiple things.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Same basic process: Accelerated longitudinal growth of the parasternal cartillages may push the sternum out or in during the period in which the sternum still growing and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pectus carinatum: Pc when the chest protrudes.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
These are: abnormalities of the sternum or chest bone. Missing or extra ribs or scoliosis can also cause chest deformities involving the lateral chest wall.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fedak
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Bone vs soft tissue: Pigeon chest is a chest wall deformity. Gynecomasty is enlargement of the breast tissue in males. Pigeon chest does not jiggle and does not cause brea ... Read More
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