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Mon, Apr 10, 2017 2:40pm

Pectus excavatum patient William Kranz tells his story

By Dawn E. Jaroszewski, M.D., @DawnJaroszewskiMD

William Kranz aith Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski

Meet William Kranz, a Mayo Clinic Arizona patient, shown with his surgeon Dawn Jaroszewski, M.D.

William shares his story that at age of 33 he finally had a name to his condition. Thanks to Dr. Jaroszewski's surgical expertise in adult pectus excavatum, William feels he has a new life.

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