Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
The lower part of the sternum and its costal cartilages are partially rotated to the right and depressed causing displacement of the heart to the left.
On the AP film there is some deviation of the heart to the left causing the right hilus and bronchovascular markings to appear prominent. The depressed body of the lower sternum is easily seen on the lateral chest film.
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