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Superior pectus carinatum

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Synonyms: Pectus carinatum (superiorly); Pectus carinatum superiorly
HPO: HP:0000917


Pectus carinatum affecting primarily the superior part of the sternum. [from HPO]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVSuperior pectus carinatum

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Neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome
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Noonan syndrome 1
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Noonan syndrome (NS) is characterized by characteristic facies, short stature, congenital heart defect, and developmental delay of variable degree. Other findings can include broad or webbed neck, unusual chest shape with superior pectus carinatum and inferior pectus excavatum, cryptorchidism, varied coagulation defects, lymphatic dysplasias, and ocular abnormalities. Although birth length is usually normal, final adult height approaches the lower limit of normal. Congenital heart disease occurs in 50%-80% of individuals. Pulmonary valve stenosis, often with dysplasia, is the most common heart defect and is found in 20%-50% of individuals. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, found in 20%-30% of individuals, may be present at birth or develop in infancy or childhood. Other structural defects include atrial and ventricular septal defects, branch pulmonary artery stenosis, and tetralogy of Fallot. Up to one fourth of affected individuals have mild intellectual disability, and language impairments in general are more common in NS than in the general population.

Recent clinical studies


Coelho Mde S, Guimarães Pde S
J Bras Pneumol 2007 Jul-Aug;33(4):463-74. doi: 10.1590/s1806-37132007000400017. PMID: 17982540

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