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CHKD surgeons use vacuum bell device to treat pectus excavatum
News February 14, 2015 14345  
Surgeons at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) have fitted a patient with a device that might eliminate the need for surgery in some patients with one...
'Exercise and Fitness with Pectus' Webinar Mar 18, 2015
News February 23, 2015 7518  
Pectus.com will be hosting an online Live Webinar Mar 18 from 9-10pm EDT exploring exercise and fitness for those with pectus. Topics will include...
Operation to end misery of being born with a caved-in chest
News February 14, 2015 5480  
"Indeed, by Ben's early teens he had become a different boy, say his parents. 'The deformity became more noticeable as he grew, making him very self-conscious and meant he...
Cats Can Get Pectus Excavatum Too
News February 15, 2015 4956  
"It turned out that Clark had a condition called pectus excavatum, also known as “funnel chest.” In this disease, the breast bone and the cartilage that connects the ribs...
First ever pectus excavatum correction surgery with 3D printed titanium plate completed in China
News September 14, 2015 4490  
"...doctors in the TangDu Hospital of the fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an city, Shaanxi province, China, have recently and successfully completed a complex pectus excavatum procedure in which...
Professional Male Athletes Struggle With Body Image Issues Too
News July 14, 2016 4437  
Being plagued with body image issues and insecurities is currently more common than ever, impacting individuals of all shapes and sizes. However, one would think that professional athletes, with...
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News September 09, 2015 4228  
I will never forget when my hospital door opened and in walked a Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon and his team. I was confused. Why was he here? I had just...
Teenager, 17, dies after surgery to correct sunken hollow in her chest
News February 15, 2015 3919  
‘She was witty and bright and she had a lovely boyfriend and lots of friends." Very tragic story here (happened in 2012, but posted Sept 29,...
Breast augmentation does not increase risk of complications with pectus excavatum repair
News February 17, 2015 3681  
In a retrospective review, researchers determined that cosmetic breast surgery can be performed concurrently with pectus excavatum repair without an increased risk for complications. The...
PCH, Mayo Clinic perform special surgery on patients from across US
News March 04, 2015 3620  
"We didn't invent the procedure, we just made it better," Notrica said. "We did about 150 Pectuses last year between the Mayo Clinic and Phoenix Children's Hospital, and we...
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