Infectious complications after the Nuss repair in a series of 863 patients.

  title={Infectious complications after the Nuss repair in a series of 863 patients.},
  author={Susanna Hewon Shin and Michael Goretsky and Robert E. Kelly and Tina Gustin and Donald Nuss},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={42 1},
PURPOSE A nemesis of surgical implants is infection. We evaluated the various infectious complications after Nuss repair of pectus excavatum in 863 patients over 18 years. METHODS After institutional review board approval, a retrospective review of a prospectively gathered database of patients was performed who underwent minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum and developed an infection. All patients received intravenous antibiotics before surgery continuing until discharge. Patients… CONTINUE READING


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