Tórax arqueado (pecho de paloma)

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Tórax arqueado (pecho de paloma)

El tórax arqueado o en quilla también recibe el nombre de pectus carinatum y es una proyección del tórax en el área del esternón que le da la apariencia de un pecho de paloma. Generalmente, es sólo un defecto cosmético, pero puede estar asociado con otras enfermedades genéticas.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/02/2011
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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