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Operation to end misery of being born with a caved-in chest
News February 14, 2015 4834  
"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...
Cardiothoracic surgeon performs unusual surgery on elite athlete
News February 17, 2015 2899  
From the time he was about 8 years old, Shahab Maslehati had been well aware that his chest was sunken. It had become more pronounced in adolescence, a time...
SML resident undergoes experimental surgery
News April 23, 2015 2759  
Surgery has been part of life for Richard “Rich” Cole. Since a young age Cole has struggled with a genetic disorder called Pectus Excavatum. It prevents proper circulation of...
CHKD surgery gives man the gift of deep breaths
News April 05, 2015 2722  
Cole was born with a chest deformity that caused his breastbone to press down on his lungs and heart. He'd been through three surgeries - at 5, 15 and...
Hope for teenagers suffering from ‘Sunken Chest’ Syndrome
News August 25, 2015 2239  
Pectus excavatum (PE), also known as “sunken chest” or “funnel chest,” is a birth defect characterized by a sunken sternum, or breastbone. It is fairly common, affecting one in...
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