Funnel chest (pectus excavatum)

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Medical Definition of Funnel chest (pectus excavatum)

Funnel chest (pectus excavatum): "Caved-in" chest. Usually an unimportant isolated finding evident at birth. (Funnel chest can occasionally be part of a connective tissue disorder such as Marfan syndrome).


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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