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Chest wall deformity: paediatric

Published on 01 October 2020

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.

Lead clinician

Mr Carl Davis, Consultant Surgeon


Royal Hospital for Children
1345 Govan Road
G51 4TF

NSD contact

Programme Manager, Mel Miller – – 0131 2757483