Radiologic considerations in patients undergoing the Nuss procedure for correction of pectus excavatum

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The Nuss procedure has succeeded in minimizing incisions, blood loss, sternal fracturing, operating room time, recovery time, and length of hospital stay. Knowledge of the pre- and postoperative radiologic considerations is essential in providing appropriate imaging support to the surgeons performing this innovative, minimally invasive procedure.

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Received: 6 September 2000 Accepted: 11 January 2001

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Sidden, C., Katz, M., Swoveland, B. et al. Radiologic considerations in patients undergoing the Nuss procedure for correction of pectus excavatum. Pediatric Radiology 31, 429–434 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s002470100455

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Keywords

  • Hospital Stay
  • Blood Loss
  • Recovery Time
  • Invasive Procedure
  • Room Time