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Straight Back Syndrome 

Straight Back Syndrome
Straight Back Syndrome

Edward C. Rosenow

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date: 18 April 2021

On examination or on lateral CXR, sternum is not depressed

Measure chest wall expansion (with a tape measure)

Note vertical anterior ribs and straight left heart border

Difference between “senile emphysema” and rigid spine

In “senile emphysema,” chest wall is fixed in near-full inspiration...

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