funnel chest

funnel chest n a depression of the anterior wall of the chest produced by a sinking in of the sternum called also funnel breast, pectus excavatum

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depression of the breastbone and inward curving of the costal cartilages articulating with it, resulting in deformity of the chest. It may displace the heart to the left and can cause slight breathlessness. Medical name: pectus excavatum.

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  • funnel chest — noun also funnel breast : a depression of the anterior wall of the chest produced by a sinking in of the sternum * * * funnel chest, a malformed depression of the sternum and anterior portions of the ribs, often associated with rickets …   Useful english dictionary

  • funnel chest — depression of the breastbone and inward curving of the costal cartilages articulating with it, resulting in deformity of the chest. It may displace the heart to the left and can cause slight breathlessness. Medical names: pectus excavatum …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • 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) …   Medical dictionary

  • Грудная Клетка Воронкообразная (Funnel Chest) — углубление в грудине и искривление вовнутрь соединенных с ней реберных хрящей, приводящее к деформации грудной клетки. Медицинское название: грудь впалая (pectus excavatum).ГРУДНОЙ (pectoral) относящиеся груди. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • funnel breast — noun see funnel chest …   Useful english dictionary

  • chest — The anterior wall of the thorax. SEE ALSO: thorax. SYN: pectus. [A.S. cest, a box] alar c. SYN: flat c.. barrel c. a c. permanently resembling the shape of a barrel, i.e., with increased anteroposterior diameter, roughly equaling the lateral… …   Medical dictionary

  • foveated chest — funnel chest pectus excavatum …   Medical dictionary

  • Wind chest — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ГРУДНАЯ КЛЕТКА ВОРОНКООБРАЗНАЯ — (funnel chest) углубление в грудине и искривление вовнутрь соединенных с ней реберных хрящей, приводящее к деформации грудной клетки. Медицинское название: грудь впалая (pectus excavatum) …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Pectus excavatum — Caved in or funnel chest. The Latin “pectus” means “chest.” The chest is excavated. It looks as if it has been dug out, hollowed out. * * * pec·tus ex·ca·va·tum pek təs .ek skə vāt əm n FUNNEL CHEST * * * see funnel chest * * * [L. “hollowed… …   Medical dictionary

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