JAMES G. CARR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
To an unusual thoracic deformity characterized by an oval or circular, almost funnel-shaped depression of the middle of the anterior thoracic wall, the deepest part of which lies in the sternum itself, the name Trichterbrust, the German for funnel-breast, has come into common use in many languages. Von Frühwald's definition includes a clause making specific mention of the diminution of the capacity of the thorax and Dachter included in his criteria, "Increasing depression of the sternum with the age of the patient and a progressive enlargement of the transverse diameter as the depression is deepened". In one of the earliest
CARR JG. The Cardiac Complications of Trichterbrust. Ann Intern Med. ;6:885–894. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-7-885
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(7):885-894.
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