funnel chest


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funnel chest

[′fən·əl ‚chest]
(medicine)
A developmental deformity in which the sternum is depressed and the ribs and costal cartilages curve inward.
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He had gastroesophageal reflux, a funnel chest, lower limb fracture and sick sinus syndrome as well as the characteristic developmental delay, neurological degeneration and growth retardation.
In funnel chest, the chest cavity is narrower from top to bottom, as the sternum (breastbone) is pushed upwards.
Pectus excavatum, or funnel chest, affects 1 in 1,000 children.