Elective pectus bar removal following Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum: a single-institution experience.

OBJECTIVE Very few data are available on complications following elective bar removal after the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum. The objective of this study was to investigate the data from 343 consecutive patients. METHODS From 2003 to 2009, 343 patients (85% males) had their pectus bar removed. Nine patients were excluded because of bar removal… CONTINUE READING