Pectus excavatum

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Pectus excavatum

El pectus excavatum es una condición en la cual el esternón luce hendido y, el tórax, cóncavo. Algunas veces se le llama "pecho en embudo". La mayoría de los casos corresponde a hallazgos aislados, es decir, que no se asocian con ninguna otra condición. Sin embargo, el pectus excavatum forma parte de algunos síndromes.

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  • Last Reviewed on 04/30/2012
  • Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section on Medical Genetics, Winston-Salem, NC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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