Pectus excavatum

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What is pectus excavatum?

Pectus excavatum refers to a chest wall deformity resulting in a sunken breastbone (sternum). It is sometimes called “funnel chest” and usually involves the lower half of the sternum. Although it is most common in the middle of the chest, it may move to one side, usually the right.

Common symptoms reported by people with pectus excavatum

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Treatments taken by people for pectus excavatum

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Who has pectus excavatum on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 27 say pectus excavatum is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 10
30s 11
40s 14
50s 6
60s 6
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 21
Female 31

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 23
Not Diagnosed 5

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