Anthropometric index for Pectus excavatum.

  title={Anthropometric index for Pectus excavatum.},
  author={Eduardo Baldassari Rebeis and Jos{\'e} Ribas Milanez de Campos and Angelo Fernandez and Lu{\'i}z Felipe Pinho Moreira and F{\'a}bio Biscegli Jatene},
  volume={62 5},
BACKGROUND Pectus excavatum (PEX) is a depression of the sternum in relation to the costal cartilages. Clinical and objective measures for classifying the defect are rare and difficult to apply. The present study aimed to create an anthropometric index (AI) for PEX as a method for diagnosis and for preoperative and postoperative assessment by comparing it to the Haller index (HI) and to the lower vertebral index (LVI). METHODS From December 2001 to February 2004, 2 groups of patients were… CONTINUE READING


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