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What causes the pigeon chest deformity?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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