An Evidence-Based Approach to Management of Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Pectus excavatum (PE) and pectus carinatum (PC) are the most common congenital chest wall anomalies. Current research suggests that PE and PC may result from overgrowth of the sternocostal cartilages. This can produce a deformation that displaces the sternum inward as in PE or outward as in PC. The etiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, and management of PE and PC are reviewed. Varied clinical presentations, cardiopulmonary effects, and psychosocial aspects are described.

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Cited Authors

  • Buziashvili, D; Gopman, JM; Weissler, H; Bodenstein, L; Kaufman, AJ; Taub, PJ

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 352 - 358

PubMed ID

  • 30383585

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-3708

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-7043

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/sap.0000000000001654


  • eng