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Is a pigeon chest and barrel chest the same thing?

Is a pigeon chest and barrel chest the same thing?

No: A pigeon chest is a deformity of the sternum in teenagers called pectus carinitum or excavatum. These are usually not responsible for any symptoms but are mostly cosmetic. A barrel chest is the result of COPD or emphysema and is an over expansion of the lungs from smoking resulting in the entire rib cage billowing out ke a barrel. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pigeon Chest (Definition)

A "pigeon chest" is otherwise known as pectus excavatum. In this condition, the anterior to posterior dimensions of the chest cavity are reduced when the sternum is relatively sunken in. In severe cases, surgery can be done ...Read more


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I have pigeon chest. Iam 23 yrs female treatment?

I have pigeon chest. Iam 23 yrs female treatment?

Likely nothing: Pectus carinatum is best operated when young. Unlikely to cause you physical trouble. If not very exaggerated in the appearance, you likely should leave alone. Thoracic surgeons and some pediatric thoracic surgeons are interested in, and expert, in the condition. ...Read more

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How to cure pigeon chest?

How to cure pigeon chest?

Surgery: Treatment is usually either conservative or surgical. ...Read more

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How to cure pigeon chest with home remedy?

How to cure pigeon chest with home remedy?

?: Pectus carinatum is caused by cartilage overgrowth, leading to protuberence of the sternum. Since it rarely causes a hemodynamic issue, surgery is usually for cosmetic reasons. If you think you know of a home remedy for this, feel free to try it. ...Read more

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Pigeon chest goes away with puberty?

Pigeon chest goes away with puberty?

Sometimes: Pectus deformities of the chest can change with growth but usually do not go away completely. The reverse is also true in that they can worsen during that time. ...Read more

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Is a pigeon chest and barrel chest the same thing?

No: A pigeon chest is a deformity of the sternum in teenagers called pectus carinitum or excavatum. These are usually not responsible for any symptoms but are mostly cosmetic. A barrel chest is the result of COPD or emphysema and is an over expansion of the lungs from smoking resulting in the entire rib cage billowing out ke a barrel. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pigeon chest?

See answer: Pectins carinatum, or "pigeon chest", occurs in about 1 in 1, 000 teenagers and is more common in males. Most people with pectus anomaly accept and live happily with the shape of their chest. For others, it causes considerable psychological concerns: negative self-image and low self-confidence. After skeletal maturity (mid-teens), major surgery is the only way of correcting. ...Read more

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If a person have pigeon chest is he medically fit?

If a person have pigeon chest is he medically fit?

If there are no: symptoms of shortness of breath or rib pain, and Lung Function tests are normal, he is medically fit . ...Read more

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Sir person having pigeon chest,is he medically fit?

Sir person having pigeon chest,is  he medically fit?

Yes: I would make sure there is no family history of sudden death and if the father is still alive and I would strongly suggest a echocardiogram of the heart to make sure there is no cardiac issues and I feel that the patient would then be declared medically fit ...Read more

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Sir if a person has pigeon chest ,is he medically fit?

Sir if a person has pigeon chest ,is he medically fit?

Yes: only very rarely, is a chest wall deformity so severe that it would impair physical performance. These patients do not have any limitations generally. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pigeon chest?

What is the definition or description of: Pigeon chest?

Pectus excavatum: A "pigeon chest" is otherwise known as pectus excavatum. In this condition, the anterior to posterior dimensions of the chest cavity are reduced when the sternum is relatively sunken in. In severe cases, surgery can be done to correct the condition. ...Read more

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Can i workout by doing chest exercises to improve pigeon chest?

No: At your age you will not alter the shape of the chest but depending on your muscle mass size you may end up minimizing the appearance of your sternum. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pigeon chest, what to do to make it more invisible ?

What to do if I have pigeon chest, what to do to make it more invisible ?

Cover up: Cover up with baggy clothes or consider having surgery to decrease the size. You should consult a thoracic surgeon. You should also consider at 50 you have had this for a very long time and whatever you are trying to accomplish, the surgery is not a walk in the park. ...Read more

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What causes the pigeon chest deformity?

Longitudinal growth: When parasternal cartillage has accelerated longitudinal growth at the time that the sternum still maturing, the sternum many deflect anteriorly (carinatum, pigeon) or posteriorly (excavatum). ...Read more

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Can pigeon chest (pectus carniatum) go away on its own?

No: Some muscle building of pectorals may reduce visual impact of the protrusion carinatum appearance. Most do not interfere with heart or lung function in some contrast to a rare problem with excavatum. ...Read more

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I hav a pigeon chest.How do I get rid of it?

Let me explain: Pigeon chest, is a deformity of the chest characterized by a protrusion of the sternum and ribs. In children, teenagers, and young adults who have pigen chest and are motivated to avoid surgery, the use of a customized chest-wall brace that applies direct pressure on the protruding area of the chest produces excellent outcomes. For patients with severe pectus carinatum, surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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My mother has pigeon-chest. What should I tell her?

My mother has pigeon-chest. What should I tell her?

Stay call: This a congenital deformity. Pt needs to keep active, avoid fumes & smoking (as everybody should), postural exercises. Be check by a pmr or orthopedic doctor to reviewed any other problem & if any severe problem & check a pulmonasry function to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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