Discussion of Pectus excavatum
- Pectus excavatum is a depression of the sternum.
- Pectus excavatum is the most common type of congenital chest wall abnormality (90%)
 Imaging Findings for Pectus excavatum
- Lateral chest radiography clearly shows the position of the sternum, which allows the diagnosis to be made without difficulty.
- Frontal chest radiography displays indistinct border of the right side of the heart, decreased heart density, and displacement of the heart.
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 References for Pectus excavatum
- Yasuyuki Kurihara, Yoshiko K. Yakushiji, Junichi Matsumoto, Tohru Ishikawa, and Kazuaki Hirata. The Ribs: Anatomic and Radiologic Considerations. RadioGraphics 1999 19: 105-119.