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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 of the world's most common chest deformities, pectus excavatum, often called sunken chest syndrome.
A common deformity that cases a depression in the chest wall inhibits lung function as the cavity grows deeper, a national study of 327 patients published in the Journal of Pediatrics found.
LA CROSSE, Wis., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Saxton, MD, pediatric surgeon at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wis., is performing a minimally invasive surgery to correct pectus excavatum (sunken chest) in adults. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gundluth/43811/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110311/MM62673 ) "Sunken chest is a birth defect characterized by a sunken sternum or...
Since 1987, when a surgeon at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters developed a minimally-invasive surgery to correct sunken chest, the procedure has been adopted world-wide as a standard of care and continually refined to increase its effectiveness and safety.
Technique replaces invasive technique used to correct pectus carinatum or 'pigeon chest'.