Skip to Content
Medical Term:

pectus excavatum

 

Definition: A hollow at the lower part of the chest caused by a backward displacement of the xiphoid cartilage.

Synonym(s): foveated chest, funnel chest, funnel breast, koilosternia, pectus recurvatum, trichterbrust

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide