ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Overview of chest wall deformities
Celal Tekinbaş1, Zeki Oğuzhan Bayraklı1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2024.25899
Chest wall deformities are congenital disorders characterized by abnormal development and appearance of the thoracic wall. The most common form is the pectus excavatum deformity, known as shoemaker's chest. Pectus carinatum, known as pigeon chest, is the second most common deformity. In general, most patients are asymptomatic, but cardiopulmonary problems may accompany the disease. The indication for treatment is mostly cosmetic. Treating patients before they reach adulthood increases the chance of success. Surgical treatment can be open or minimally invasive.
Keywords : Chest wall, deformity, pectus carinatum, pectus excavatum, surgery
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