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Definition of Funnel chest (pectus excavatum)

Funnel chest (pectus excavatum): "Caved-in" chest. Usually an unimportant isolated finding evident at birth. (Funnel chest can occasionally be part of a connective tissue disorder such as Marfan syndrome).

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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