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Emirati woman receives country’s first ‘funnel chest’ corrective surgery

Emirati woman receives country’s first ‘funnel chest’ corrective surgery

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Emirati woman receives country’s first ‘funnel chest’ corrective surgery

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 were pressing on her heart and creating a severe indentation in her chest.

Surgeons at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi performed a video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) “Nuss” procedure on the 27-year-old patient, a minimally invasive technique that corrects the congenital deformity known as pectus excavatum, or “funnel” chest.