140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Clinic Specializes in Chest Wall Disorders

Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Canada and The Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have established a unique, joint national clinic to evaluate and treat children with congenital chest wall deformities. Affecting as many as one child in 1,000, the disorder is often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed in toddlers. However, symptoms and the atypical appearance of the chest may appear only as bone growth accelerates in puberty, with resulting health issues as well as problems related to body image and emotional and social withdrawal.

The goals of this clinic are to increase awareness of these diseases and to provide a variety of treatment options for these patients. Read more on the Shriners Hospitals for Children website.

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