Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum: a single institution's experience.

@article{Miller2001MinimallyIR,
  title={Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum: a single institution's experience.},
  author={Kelly A. Miller and Ronald K. Woods and Ronald J. Sharp and George K. Gittes and Karen Wade and Keith W Ashcraft and Charles L. Snyder and William M. Andrews and John P. Murphy and George W. Holcomb},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={130 4},
  pages={652-7; discussion 657-9}
}
BACKGROUND The Nuss repair of pectus excavatum is a relatively new, minimally invasive surgical (MIS) alternative to the traditional open "Ravitch-type" operation. We have one of the larger single-center experiences to date, and we conducted this clinical study to evaluate our early experience, emphasizing initial outcome and technical modifications designed to minimize complications. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on 112 patients who underwent 116 pectus excavatum repairs… CONTINUE READING

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