Disease Information for Pectus excavatum

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Cardiomegaly/Heart dilatation
Heart murmur
Systolic murmur
Contracted chest/newborn
Decreased AP diameter/chest
Flat AP chest diameter/sign
Sternum deformities
Asthenic build
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Diagnostic Test Results
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Pseudoinfarction pattern/Q Waves/atypical (ECG)
EKG/Voltage criteria LVH abnormal (ECG)
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Heart position/abnormal/Chest
Xray/Large heart shadow/Chest
Xray/Pancake heart/compressed AP area/Chest
Xray/Pseudocardiomegaly/Chest
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Flaring of ribs/anterior/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute respiratory failure/Respiratory arrest
Pectus excavatum
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Skeletal (category)
Process
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Variant/healthy patient (ex)
PROCESS/Anomalies/Deformities/Malformations (EX)
Definition

A developmental anomaly in which the lower sternum is posteriorly dislocated and concavely deformed, resulting in a funnel-shaped thorax.

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