Extrapleural, submuscular bars placed by bilateral thoracoscopy--a new improvement in modified Nuss funnel chest repair.

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BACKGROUND Thoracoscopic Nuss funnel chest repair still has a significant complication rate. Bar dislocation, pneumothorax, pleural effusions, and pericarditis seem to be caused mechanical irritation by the bar. We intended to reduce these problems by further technical modification of the Nuss technique. METHODS Of 157 prospectively followed modified Nuss… (More)

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