Pectus excavatum

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Cough. No fever.

Patient Data

Age: 44-year-old
Gender: Female
X-ray

Chest radiographs

There is blurring of right heart border and slightly increased density of the inferomedial lung zones on the right. Lateral projection reveals pectus excavatum. 

Case Discussion

Just looking at the frontal projection, the differentials would include right middle lobe consolidation/atelectasis, although the lateral projection helps in spotting moderate pectus excavatum presented by this patient. 

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Case information

rID: 45300
Case created: 20th May 2016
Last edited: 22nd May 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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