Pectus excavatum

Case contributed by Dr Kenny Sim

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Chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 21
Gender: Female
X-ray

Pectus excavatum with obscuration of the right heart border on the frontal projection. The lungs and pleural spaces are clear.

Case Discussion

Pectus excavatum results in blurring of the right heart border on the frontal projection. Lateral projection confirms the right middle lobe is clear, as well as demonstrating the presence of pectus excavatum.

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Case information

rID: 33208
Published: 5th Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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