Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 233–234 | Cite as

Chest wall deformity and respiratory distress in a 17-year-old patient with achondroplasia: CT and MRI evaluation

  • T. E. Herman
  • M. J. Siegel
  • W. H. McAlister
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A marked thoracic deformity associated with intrathoracic tracheal narrowing was seen in a 17-year-old with achondroplasia and dyspnea. The role of chest deformity and its evaluation by CT and MRI in achondroplastic patients with respiratory symptoms are considered.


Public Health Respiratory Distress Chest Wall Respiratory Symptom Achondroplasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. E. Herman
    • 1
  • M. J. Siegel
    • 1
  • W. H. McAlister
    • 1
  1. 1.Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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