Pectus excavatum

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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History withheld.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Chest x-ray

Modality: X-ray

Moderate pectus excavatum. Note the inferiorly oriented ribs and slight leftward shift of the heart. 

Post op X-ray

Modality: X-ray
Nuss bar in situ.

Case Discussion

Usually for cosmetic reasons, a pectus excavatum deformity can be corrected with a Nuss bar. 

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Case Information

rID: 23119
Case created: 23rd May 2013
Last edited: 1st Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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