Pectus excavatum repair: experience with standard and minimal invasive techniques.

  title={Pectus excavatum repair: experience with standard and minimal invasive techniques.},
  author={Kimberly A Molik and Scott A Engum and Frederick J. Rescorla and Karen W. West and L R Tres Scherer and Jay L. Grosfeld},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={36 2},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The Nuss procedure is a minimally invasive pectus repair that helps avoid cartilage resection and osteotomy. This report compares outcomes in patients undergoing a standard pectus repair to patients with the Nuss procedure. METHODS One hundred three children (ages 5 to 20 years) with severe pectus excavatum underwent repair. Patients were evaluated for type of repair performed, associated anomalies, cardiopulmonary function, operating time, analgesia requirements… CONTINUE READING


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