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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

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Pigeon Chest (Definition)

Pigeon chest (pectus carinatum) is a feature in which the front central part of a person's chest sticks out forwards, resembling the protruding breastbone area of a pigeon. Usually, pigeon chest is a feature that a person is born with, and becomes more prominent in appearance as he grows ...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 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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How to cure pigeon chest?

How to cure pigeon chest?

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