July 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment
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 […]
January 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment
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.
April 27, 2017 · Leave a Comment
William Kranz delights in telling people he is “living his life behind bars,” with two more years to go. But William welcomes that time because, to him, those bars represent freedom and better health. The “bars” are actually metal rods inserted under William’s ribcage during a surgical procedure at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus.
July 29, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Written by Rebecca Uhl “My chest just has a dent.” “Everyone is unique, and this is simply the way I was made.” This is what I told myself growing up, being unaware that I had a congenital chest wall deformity known as pectus excavatum. As a sophomore at Temple University in Philadelphia pursuing a marketing […]
February 18, 2011 · Leave a Comment
Photo: Daniela, pictured top left, enjoys time with her brothers and sister at our home in Ecuador after her procedure at Mayo Clinic. Written by her parents, Juan and Victoria (Ecuador): My wife Victoria has always believed in miracles. I also believe in miracles, but I thought they only happened to somebody else, not us. […]