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Congenital bronchial atresia with regional emphysema associated with pectus excavatum.
  1. R J van Klaveren,
  2. W J Morshuis,
  3. L K Lacquet,
  4. A L Cox,
  5. J Festen,
  6. F M Heystraten
  1. Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


    Two cases of congenital bronchial atresia with pectus excavatum are reported. Costosternal retraction during the efforts to overcome the airway obstruction due to encroachment on normal lung tissue by the hyperinflated segments may play a part in causing pectus excavatum.

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