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26 Feb 2003

Hypoplastic
I had xrays taken of my duahter who is 14 months. and the result was that he left side of her ribs are hypoplastic. please can you explain what it means
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01 Jan 0001

Deon, it means that they’re underdeveloped, but at this stage it’s a wait and see situation as it can clear up by itself. The best would be to take her to a paediatrician to make sure that nothing else’s the matter, and then to have x-rays taken twice a year. If the situation worsens you will have to see a cardio-thoracic surgeon. Good luck.
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