Breathe in... breathe out... stop breathing: does phase of respiration affect the Haller index in patients with pectus excavatum?


OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to determine whether the phase of respiration at the time of imaging affects chest wall measurements and compression of internal structures in patients with pectus excavatum. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-seven patients (median age, 14 years) imaged for preoperative pectus excavatum underwent limited axial balanced… (More)
DOI: 10.2214/AJR.11.6430


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