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How does sternal recession relate to Pectus Excavatum?

Sternal recession is a clinical sign of respiratory distress that occurs as high negative thoracic pressure causes indrawing of the chest. This phenomenon only occurs in children, since adults have much more bony thoracic features. “Sternal recession is commonly seen in young infants with laryngomalacia, [collapse of the upper larynx during inhalation that causes airway… Read More »