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Emirati woman receives country’s first ‘funnel chest’ corrective surgery
News May 22, 2018 1089
ABU DHABI: A young Emirati woman has become the first person in the UAE to undergo corrective surgery for “funnel” chest, a condition in which her sternum and ribs...
Basketball Player Leads Team after Pectus Excavatum Correction
News January 29, 2018 2800
There’s adversity, and then there’s a four-hour-long operation with a side order of preparing to move away from the only place you’ve ever lived. Meet Bryce...
Dr. Barry E. LoSasso Announces Practice Move from California to New Jersey
News Updated January 23, 2018 1557
Dr. Barry E. LoSasso, a leading pectus surgery specialist and pediatric surgeon, founder of the successful West Coast Center of Excellence for Pectus, has announced the relocation of his...
Ventricular arrhythmia solved by surgical correction of pectus excavatum
Research ipectusipectus January 06, 2018 2559 0 1 0 0
Pectus excavatum may be purely cosmetic but it may also lead to physiological changes with functional consequences, such as heart palpitations or shortness of breath. In this case report...
Patients now have more say in experimental treatments. When should doctors say no?
News October 14, 2017 1990
Besch’s sunken chest is due to a genetic condition the medical community calls “pectus excavatum.” It’s common, but Besch’s case is severe and it’s more than just cosmetic. He’s...
Skinny-shaming is as terrible as fat-shaming. Let these real life stories teach you why
News October 05, 2017 2151
I am skinny. At 6 ft and 135 lb (182 cm, 61 kg), my BMI is 18.3, at the edge of clinically underweight. I’ve been this size since I...
Evaluating interest in narrative therapy for decision making about pectus excavatum treatment
Research RE Robert Eisinger Updated January 07, 2018 2523 0 1 0 0
PE patients worldwide struggle with the decision to pursue surgical treatment. Different physicians may give different recommendations, and there is not currently widespread agreement on which inclusion/exclusion criteria should...
A 5-year experience with a minimally invasive technique for pectus carinatum repair
Research ipectusipectus July 18, 2017 2212 0 1 0 0
This report describes a 5-year experience with a novel, minimally invasive surgical technique for treatment of pectus carinatum.
Olathe man’s surgery to fix sunken chest could open new market for pediatric surgeon
News April 11, 2017 2765
Washington University in St. Louis says that although the Nuss procedure “can be successfully performed in the adult with excellent results,” it’s usually done on children. St. Luke’s in...
Positional Right Ventricular Obstruction in Pectus Excavatum
Research ipectusipectus March 28, 2017 2459 0 0 0 1
Pectus excavatum (PE) is not always benign. In this case report, a 19 year old with severe PE was found to have obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract...
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