A member asked:

My chest bone sticks out, kind of noticeable. protruding sternum help?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Two deformities of the sternum. Pectus carinatum(pigeon chest) and pectus excavatum (sunken chest). Pectus excavatum if severe may produce symptoms, pectus carinatum usually not symptomatic. Pectus excavatum sometimes may require correction.

Answered Apr 30, 2016



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