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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rib_cage

The rib cage is an arrangement of bones in the thorax of all vertebrates except the lamprey and .... is a life-threatening condition. Abnormalities of the rib cage include pectus excavatum ("sunken chest") and pectus carinatum ("pigeon chest" ).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pectus_carinatum

Pectus carinatum also called pigeon chest, is a deformity of the chest characterized by a protrusion of the sternum and ribs. It is distinct from the related deformity ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pectus_excavatum

Pectus excavatum is a congenital deformity of the anterior thoracic wall in which the sternum and rib cage grow abnormally. This produces a caved-in or sunken ...

emedicine.medscape.com/article/906078-overview

Jan 8, 2015 ... Pectus excavatum (PE), also known as funnel chest or trichterbrust, is by far the most common chest wall deformity, occurring in 1 of every 400 ...

www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/general-surgery/chest-wall-deformities

Chest wall deformities are structural abnormalities in the chest. ... Jeune syndrome, in which the rib cage is smaller and narrower than usual; Poland syndrome, ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11796901

Signs of abnormality can appear in the ribs as variations in number, size, mineralization, and shape. These changes can be focal or generalized. Abnormalities ...

www.radiologymasterclass.co.uk/tutorials/chest/chest_pathology/chest_pathology_page011

Bone abnormalities need to be searched for carefully; Chest radiography is not indicated for a suspected simple rib fracture; Malignant bone disease may ...

pedsurg.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/chest-wall-deformities.aspx

This is a result of abnormal and unequal growth of the costal cartilages, that connect each rib to the sternum. Rather than growing flat along the chest wall, the  ...

my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/pectus-excavatum-surgery

Pectus excavatum (PE) is an abnormal development of the rib cage where the breastbone (sternum) caves in, resulting in a sunken chest wall deformity.