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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Funnel chest is three times more common among men than women, and tends to run in families.
The numerical results of correction and Mises stress of the spine are shown in Figure 14; from the numerical results, it can be seen that [T.sub.3]-[T.sub.5] section of the thoracic spine on both sides of the transverse moves around 1 mm to the left (X direction), it indicates that the funnel chest and the spinal column side bending simultaneously could help to improve the scoliosis and that the maximum stress of the spine is 22.6 MPa, which is located in the cross section of the [T.sub.1] segment of the thoracic spine.
Pectus excavatum (funnel chest, severe deformity resulting from intrusion of the breast bone in to the chest cavity) is an entirely different condition; however it can occur independently or simultaneously with swimmer puppy syndrome.
QI was watching a TV show about a girl with a funnel chest. I have one and I'm a guy.