Pre-/Postoperatively (Additonal Examinations)

peex_22a_n.jpg and peex_22b_n.jpg: Lateral chest x-ray in an initially 1-year-old boy with funnel chest prior to and 8 months after surgery. The preoperative lateral x-ray allows a comparison with the postoperative x-ray 8 months after surgery; there is a normalization of the inner thoracic sagittal diameter and of the initial kyphosis of the thoracic spine. peex_22c_n.jpg and peex_22d_n.jpg: In the dv chest x-ray there is a normalization of the slight scoliosis. In contrast, the abnormal heart silhouette does not change postoperatively despite early surgery.