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Hollowed chest. Close-up of the chest of a 13 year old male patient with pectus excavatum (hollowed chest). Pectus excavatum is a congenital disorder of the anterior wall of the chest in which several ribs and the sternum (breastbone) grow abnormally, resulting in a caved-in appearance of the chest. The condition can be corrected surgically.
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