What is it?

Acquired deformities deformity of chest and rib are malformations, which develop due to non-congenital causative factors. Three of the main causes for developing acquired chest deformity include:
- Primary disease of the chest wall such as tumors and infection
- The result of surgical intervention to the chest wall (iatrogenic)
- Direct or in-direct trauma to the torso

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Acquired chest wall deformity


Deformity of the chest can be diagnosed merely with a physical examination. Imaging tests such as chest x-ray, ultrasound, CT or MRI scans can provide more information regarding the deformity and the condition of the adjacent structures.


Chest wall deformity can be fixed in a surgery. The will to perform a surgery and the type of the surgery depend on the cause of the deformity, the surrounding tissues, and the patient's wishes.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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