Pectus excavatum

Yuen Julia Chen, Shinjiro Hirose

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Pectus excavatum, "funnel chest," is the most common congenital chest wall deformity and is characterized by a depression of the sternum and the lower costal cartilages resulting in a decrease in the anteroposterior diameter of the chest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgery for Chest Wall Deformities
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319439266
ISBN (Print)9783319439242
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Asymmetry
  • Cartilage
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Repair
  • Sternum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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