Pectus excavatum

Case contributed by Dr Reinier Leendertz


Anterior chest wall deformity consistent with pectus excavatum

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

Severe pectus excavatum, with anterior lower chest deformity. The Haller index is 4.3, with significant mass effect on right heart chambers.


Case Discussion

This elderly female presented with chronic obstructive bronchopulmonary disease, with incidental finding of a severe chest wall deformity, which probably contributes to know dyspnea and a restrictive pattern in pulmonary function tests.


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Case information

rID: 56495
Published: 6th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tomocid C.A.

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