• Visual diagnosis of pectus excavatum: An inter-observer and intra-observer agreement analysis

    6 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Among congenital anterior chest wall anomalies, pectus excavatum is the most common in the Western world. The condition is characterized by an inward displacement of the sternum and adjacent costal cartilage with a worldwide incidence of 1 to 8 per 1000 persons. Patients may suffer from a wide variety of symptoms. This most commonly involves physical complaints, such as exercise intolerance, dyspnea and chest pain, but also psychological distress due to body image disturbances. The morphological presentation of pectus excavatum is as diverse as its symptomatology, resulting from the...
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