Pectus excavatum

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Fever, previous pneumonia ?current pneumonia.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

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


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
Published: 4th Aug 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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