What is the role of histology in the workup of pectus excavatum?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Andre Hebra, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Answer

Histologic assessment of the affected ribs, cartilage, and sternum typically does not reveal any abnormal findings other than the unusual shape of the deformed ribs.


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