Title

Quantification of pectus excavatum: Anatomic indices.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2018

Identifier

DOI: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2018.05.006

Abstract

Pectus excavatum is the most common chest wall deformity in children. The central portion of the chest is displaced posteriorly relative to the remainder of the anterior chest wall. Quantification of defect severity can be performed with multiple imaging modalities or external thoracic measures, but is most commonly quantified by the Haller Index (HI) or Pectus Correction Index (PCI). These two measures provide a measure of the chest based on cross sectional imaging, most commonly CT scans, allowing for standard comparison and definitions of pectus defects. The purpose of this article is to describe the creation, calculation, and limitations of the methods quantifying pectus defects.

Journal Title

Seminars in pediatric surgery

Volume

27

Issue

3

First Page

122

Last Page

126

MeSH Keywords

Funnel Chest; Humans; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Severity of Illness Index; Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Keywords

Haller index; Pectus Correction Index; Pectus excavatum

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