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Chest wall deformity: paediatric

Published on 07 February 2024

The Chest Wall Deformity (CWD) Service provides interventions for paediatric and adolescent patients with anterior (front) chest wall deformities. The service is based at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

What is chest wall deformity?

The service treats patients with pectus excavatum (funnel chest) and pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) or variations. The aim of the service is to correct the deformity, as well as improving function and wellbeing for the patient.

The service provides a multidisciplinary approach to assessment and surgical reconstruction, or bracing and follow-up care.

Further information is available on the Scottish National Chest Wall Service website.