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Patients now have more say in experimental treatments. When should doctors say no?
October 14, 2017   229  
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
October 05, 2017   211  
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...
Clever Trevor's Vintage Chest Raiser
May 26, 2017   614  
On 20 June, 2017 Trevor Zadro Jones, a 14-year-old Blue Mountains boy, will undergo surgery to reconstruct his chest. Trevor has a congenital deformity called Pectus Excavatum. Trevor's is...
Olathe man’s surgery to fix sunken chest could open new market for pediatric surgeon
April 11, 2017   975  
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...
Nuss Surgery Helps Runner Achieve His Goals
February 22, 2017   1004  
On a recent afternoon, Nick Thatcher went out on a run without a shirt, striding easily, confidently, staying with a pack of Phoenix Desert Vista distance runners during their...
Wright III, Dawkins among Arizona Wildcats contingent that lifts spirit of boy facing heart surgery
December 21, 2016   825  
Crew was born with a relatively common condition known as Pectus Excavatum, also known as funnel chest. It is more common in boys than girls. In most cases, people...
Pectus Excavatum: More Than a Matter of Aesthetics
November 16, 2016   1046  
A very good synopsis of pectus excavatum and the techiques for surgical repair.  
Teen undergoes surgery to repair sunken chest
October 08, 2016   1264  
Tyler Steck is feeling more self-confident these days and breathing a little easier. The 13-year-old will no longer be hesitant to take off his shirt around...
Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis in the right atrium caused by pectus excavatum
September 29, 2016   896  
An interesting case where a "tumor" was removed from a 4 year old girl's heart which was actually just a recurrent thrombus brought on by the compression from the...
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