Pectus carinatum

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What is pectus carinatum?

Pectus carinatum is a condition in which a child's breastbone (sternum) and rib cartilage stick out from their chest. It is sometimes called "pigeon chest" because the chest is bowed out and can look a bit like a bird's breast. The condition may be mild, moderate or severe.

Common symptoms reported by people with pectus carinatum

Common symptoms
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What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with pectus carinatum

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Who has pectus carinatum on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 0
40s 0
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from pectus carinatum patients who have completed their condition history
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