Pectus Carinatum is a deformity of the chest wall, caused by an elevation of the sternum. The shape of the chest resembles a bird, which is why it is sometimes known as the “Pigeon Chest”. Scoliosis and asthma are afflictions associated with this condition.

When the degree of deformation is severe, the most frequent complaints of patients are:

  • Lack of breathe
  • Low resistance to physical activities
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • Back pain

Pectus Carinatum is seen soon after birth, but worsens in the growth phase.. Parents usually seek treatment when their children reach adolescence. Most carriers complain of a bulge in the chest that appears under clothing, are shy, have relationship difficulties and low self-esteem.

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Pectus Carinatum Surgery

The surgery to correct Pectus Carinatum through minimally invasive approaches uses the Abramson Technique, adopted for years in major international Thoracic Surgery reference centers and with a high success rate.

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3D chest wall study

When the patient comes to the consultation of the thoracic surgeon (specialist in chest wall deformities) a 3D Study of the chest wall is performed to assess the degree of deformity.

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