Pectus excavatum

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[edit] 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%)


[edit] 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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