Welcome to the official website of the chest wall international group. This multi-purpose platform offers information, communication and cooperation to anybody who is concerned with one or another disorder of the thoracic wall. We address this initiative to thoracic as well as to pediatric surgeons but  we also encourage colleagues from bordering disciplines to joining in. The broad spectrum of chest wall disorders ranges from characteristic features in pectus excavatum and carinatum, tumors of the thoracic wall, congenital deformities to rare and unclassified malformations. Creating an interdisciplinary and international group of experts in this field will help to provide best care for patients and to optimize diagnostic pathways and treatment protocols.

The main purpose of the CWIG website is  twofold: first, we provide information and communication to anyone, who is interested in chest wall disorders and second, a shielded professional area can be joined by clinicians and clinical/basic researchers, in order to discuss complicated and unusual cases and to unravel still unsolved problems.

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Claus Petersen | Department of Pediatric Surgery | Hannover Medical School | Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1 | 30625 Hannover, Germany
Tel.: +49-(0)511-532-9040 | Fax: +49-(0)511-532-8052 | www.chestwall.org | chestwall@mh-hannover.de