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July 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Children’s Center leaves South Carolina girl smiling after surgery to correct pectus excavatum

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

When Sara Hutchins noticed an indent in her daughter Scarlett’s chest, she immediately recognized the cause: pectus excavatum, a condition that causes the breast bone to sink into the chest. A family member had the same condition, Sara says. “He’d had surgery to correct it but was never satisfied with his results.” Sara wanted to […]

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Tags: Dean Potter, Dr. Potter, Mayo Children's Center, pectus excavatum, scarlett hutchins


January 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Surgery for Chest Wall Deformity Restores Danielle’s Active Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Danielle Goldsmith was told nothing could be done to reverse the effects of a chest wall deformity she’d had since birth, she took her health into her own hands by researching all her options. That research led Danielle to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski, pectus excavatum


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