Pectus excavatum

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

PA chest x-ray

Modality: X-ray

PA chest x-ray demonstrates blurring of the right heart border and shift of the cardiomediastinal outline to the left. The ribs have a more vertical course than normal. 

Lateral chest x-ray

Modality: X-ray

Lateral chest x-ray confirms a marked pectus excavatum.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a pectus excavatum, usually not medically serious, but potentially psychologically difficult to handle - the most common reason for surgery. 

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Case Information

rID: 15393
Case created: 13th Oct 2011
Last edited: 7th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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