Pectus excavatum

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

History withheld.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Chest x-ray

x_ray

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

Post op X-ray

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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