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People with Pectus do not have an overgrowth of costal cartilage

The most common explanation for why people with pectus excavatum have an indent in their chest is an overgrowth of costal (chest) cartilage. This is simply not true, and although several studies have disproved this, the concept is still everywhere and even clinicians still spread this false information. Not a single study has provided evidence… Read More »