Comparison of the Nuss and the Ravitch procedure for pectus excavatum repair: a meta-analysis.

  title={Comparison of the Nuss and the Ravitch procedure for pectus excavatum repair: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Ahmed Nasr and Annie Fecteau and Paul W. Wales},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={45 5},
PURPOSE Pectus excavatum is the most common chest wall deformity in children. Two procedures are widely applied-the Nuss and the Ravitch. Several comparative studies are published evaluating both procedures with inconsistent results. Our objective was to compare the Nuss procedure to the Ravitch procedure using systematic review and meta-analysis methodology. METHODS All publications describing both interventions were sought through the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL… CONTINUE READING


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