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2022 Apr 27

Ann Thorac Surg

Association of Intercostal Nerve Cryoablation during Nuss Procedure with Complications and Costs.


Mehl SC, Sun RC, Anbarasu CR, Portuondo JI, Espinoza AF, Whitlock RS, Shah SR, Nuchtern JG, Minifee PK, Rodriguez RJ, Le LD, Stafford SJ, Mazziotti MV
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Apr 27.
PMID: 35489402.


Intercostal nerve cryoablation with the Nuss procedure has been shown to decrease opioid requirements and hospital length of stay; however, few studies have evaluated the impact on complications and hospital costs.