Pectus deformities: causes and effects
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 28, PAGE NO: 36Caroline Emery, RGN, DipHealth Studies, is preadmission clinic nurse, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS TrustPectus deformities are the most common congenital chest-wall deformities and are better known as pigeon chest and funnel chest. The conditions affect patients psychologically and socially, and some complain of physical symptoms. The most significant factors with such deformities are age and the prominence of the body area that is affected.
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