Pectus excavatum in relief from Ancient Egypt (dating back to circa 2400 BC).

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Pectus excavatum is one of the most common congenital deformities of the chest wall. The aim of the study was to analyse 621 artefacts (reliefs, sculptures, paintings) from Ancient Egypt in terms of anatomical defects of the chest. The team which analysed artefacts consisted of historians of medicine and thoracic surgeons. The researchers found a relief… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivu440

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@article{Bialas2015PectusEI, title={Pectus excavatum in relief from Ancient Egypt (dating back to circa 2400 BC).}, author={Adam J Bialas and Jacek Kaczmarski and J{\'o}zef Kozak and Bogumila Kempinska-Miroslawska}, journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery}, year={2015}, volume={20 4}, pages={556-7} }