Media Invitation - Canadian Medical First

17-year old patient becomes first in Canada to undergo minimally invasive pectus carinatum repair thanks to multidisciplinary Chest Wall Anomaly Clinic which integrates members from Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada and the Montreal Children's Hospital

MONTREAL, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Roughly 1 out of 1,500 children are affected by a condition called pectus carinatum, in which the chest wall is pushed outward. For patients like 17-year-old Mackenzie, this condition can be severe enough to be treated by doctors, who were previously limited to bracing the chest or performing invasive surgery. Thanks to a minimally invasive technique called a reverse Nuss procedure, Sherif Emil, M.D., CM, Director, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, The Montreal Children's Hospital and co-director of the chest wall anomalies clinic, recently performed the first surgery of its kind in Canada, allowing Mackenzie to enjoy more immediate results. Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada and the Montreal Children's Hospital will host a media briefing to further explain this exciting medical first and to present the unique therapy partnership between the two institutions that allowed this procedure to take place.



Wednesday August 20, 2014


11:15 am


Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada
1529 Cedar avenue
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1A6


SOURCE: Hôpital Shriners pour enfants (Canada)

For further information: RSVP: Gemma Bélanger, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada,, 514-282-7222 / cell: 514-207-2267; Stephanie Tsirgiotis, Montreal Children's Hospital,, 514-412-4400 ext. 23870 / 514-922-5696


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