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Figure 1: MHI assessment in an infant with PE. The latero-lateral external thoracic diameter was measured with the infant lying down with open arms, by using a rigid ruler coupled to a level (the measuring device), placed at the distal third of the sternum, at the point of maximal depression of the sternum. Landmarks for measuring the A-P internal thoracic diameter from the parasternal longitudinal view during conventional transthoracic echocardiography were the true apex of the sector (yellow arrow) and the posterior wall of the descending thoracic aorta (red arrow). MHI = Modified Haller index, PE = Pectus excavatum, A-P = Antero-posterior

Figure 1:  MHI assessment in an infant with PE. The latero-lateral external thoracic diameter was measured with the infant lying down with open arms, by using a rigid ruler coupled to a level (the measuring device), placed at the distal third of the sternum, at the point of maximal depression of the sternum. Landmarks for measuring the A-P internal thoracic diameter from the parasternal longitudinal view during conventional transthoracic echocardiography were the true apex of the sector (yellow arrow) and the posterior wall of the descending thoracic aorta (red arrow). MHI = Modified Haller index, PE = Pectus excavatum, A-P = Antero-posterior