PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - As children develop, a chest wall abnormality can develop. Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Beth Walford says one condition she treats is a funnel chest or a dented in chest. She can correct this problem through surgery performed at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center.
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Dr. Walford says treatment is important because the condition can compress the heart or lungs. The surgery only requires small incisions, but it does require a hospital stay. It's most effective when performed during early puberty.
For more information on this condition and pediatric surgery in general, watch the interview attached to this article.