Chest Wall Deformities

  • Georges L. Kaiser


This chapter concerns the most frequent and important congenital deformities of the thoracic wall. They are not always recognized at birth because no attention is paid to it or they only emerge distinctly during growth.

Chest wall deformities can be divided in five groups as listed in Table 11.1 according to their clinical and numerical significance.


Marfan Syndrome Costal Cartilage Major Pectoralis Muscle Thoracic Cage Cystic Lymphangioma 
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Sections 11.1–11.2 General

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Section 11.4

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges L. Kaiser
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery InselspitalUniversity of BerneBerneSwitzerland

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