chest wall malformations center
The pediatric surgery team at Dayton Children’s has the experience and skill to treat patients with chest wall disorders, like pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum. With the establishment of the chest wall malformations center, we now have the ability to offer our chest wall patients the latest equipment, technology and pain management to treat their disorder.
- Pectus carinatum: A genetic disorder of the chest wall that makes the chest jut out. This happens because of an unusual growth of rib and breastbone (sternum) cartilage. The bulging gives the chest a birdlike appearance. The condition is sometimes called pigeon breast or pigeon chest.
- Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum is a genetic disorder. Although kids are born with it, it may not be apparent for the first few years or sometimes even until the teenage years. Mild cases might be barely noticeable.
If you have additional questions, we're here for you. To contact the pediatric surgery clinic, please call 937-641-5020.
For follow-up appointments, second opinions or to reschedule please click the button below to request an appointment with our pediatric surgery team. If your child is an existing patient, you can also log in to MyKidsChart to schedule directly with your provider for follow-up care.