Pectus excavatum

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Fever, previous pneumonia ?current pneumonia.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Opacity and blurring of the right heart border in the medial right lower zone with shift of the heart to the left. 

Modality: X-ray

Lateral demonstrates pectus excavatum. No focal consolidation, collapse or pleural effusion. 

Case Discussion

A pectus excavatum is a common cause of right middle lobe opacity / loss of right heart border silhouette and mimics consolidation/collapse of the right middle lobe. It is easily diagnosed on a lateral projection. 

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Case Information

rID: 47203
Case created: 4th Aug 2016
Last edited: 4th Aug 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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