ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pectus carinatum and bilateral cervical costal abnormality: a case report
Mahmut Tokur
Kahramanmaraş Devlet Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.190
Pectus carinatum is defined as the protrusion (bowed out) of the sternum. The mild and severe forms of this deformity result in circulatory and respiratory disorders, cosmetic defects and physical problems. Congenital cardiac diseases and muscle-skeletal system diseases may accompany this deformity. Scoliosis is the most common musculoskeletal system malformation. In this article, we present a 22-yearold male patient diagnosed with pectus carinatum and bilateral cervical costa in the light of literature data. In the literature, no other case report similar to our case with two anomalies was found.
Keywords : Cervical costa; deformity; pectus carinatum
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