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Wheeling Park Swimmer Mueller Overcoming Odds
February 26, 2015 2933  
Mueller has what's known as pectus excavatum, or the ribs and sternum are growing abnormally inward. This produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest. It can either...
'Exercise and Fitness with Pectus' Webinar Mar 18, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015 7990  
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...
Wesley Medical Center hires pediatric surgeon
February 17, 2015 2790  
Wesley Medical Center has hired the area’s first permanent pediatric surgeon since the departure of Kimberly Molik in August 2013. Mark Saxton practiced in Omaha for...
Cardiothoracic surgeon performs unusual surgery on elite athlete
Updated February 17, 2015 3339  
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...
Breast augmentation does not increase risk of complications with pectus excavatum repair
Updated February 17, 2015 3945  
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...
Pectus Gear Store Open
Updated February 17, 2015 3551  
The Pectus.com "Pectus Awareness" web store is now open! 100% of net proceeds go towards our charity. 10% of your purchase is tax deductible! ...
Teenager, 17, dies after surgery to correct sunken hollow in her chest
Updated February 17, 2015 4116  
‘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,...
Cats Can Get Pectus Excavatum Too
Updated February 17, 2015 5316  
"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...
Operation to end misery of being born with a caved-in chest
Updated February 17, 2015 5869  
"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...
CHKD surgeons use vacuum bell device to treat pectus excavatum
Updated February 17, 2015 15090  
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...
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