What is Pectus Excavatum?

Pectus Excavatum is a medical term used to describe a congenital condition where the anterior chest wall is misshapen due to a sunken sternum; typically the middle/lower portion of the sternum. It is the most common chest wall deformity and has a strong male predominance. Whilst Pectus Excavatum typically occurs at birth, it often remains unnoticed until early adolescence.

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