Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

Thoracic insufficiency syndrome is a complex condition that involves chest wall deformities that affect normal breathing and lung growth. In most cases, children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome are also born with congenital spinal disorders, such as scoliosis.

Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome and Congenital Scoliosis: Keegan's Story

Why Choose Us?

The Center for Thoracic Insufficiency is led by Robert M. Campbell Jr., MD, the medical pioneer who developed the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) to expand the rib cages of children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome.