The Haller Index is a measure of the extent of pectus excavatum. The Haller index is measured by means of the CT scan. It is calculated by obtaining the ratio of the horizontal distance of the inside of the ribcage and the shortest distance between the vertebrae and sternum. A Haller Index of greater than 3.25 is generally considered severe (a normal Haller Index is 2.5).
- Q Is pectus excavatum serious?
- Q What are the symptoms of pectus excavatum?
- Q What causes pectus excavatum?
- Q What is the recovery like after pectus excavatum repair?
- Q What tests are used diagnose pectus excavatum?
- Q What is the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum?