Pectus excavatum - severe
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Young male with anterior chest wall deformity
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The CT of the chest revealed an anterior chest wall deformity with inward depression of the sternum. Haller index was measured 13 which compatible with a severe form of pectus excavatum.
Haller index is a ratio of the transverse diameter of the chest, divided by the sagittal measure of the distance from the sternum to the vertebral body. A Haller index between 2 and 3.2 is considered a mild deformity; between 3.2 and 3.5, moderate.; 3.5 or greater, a severe deformity.