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2022 Nov 07

J Pediatr Surg

Cryoablation in 350 Nuss procedures: Evolution of hospital length of stay and opioid use.


Lai K, Notrica DM, McMahon LE, Kang P, Molitor MS, Egan CJ, Bae J-O, Hunteman ZM, Ostlie DJ, Lee JH, Padilla BE
J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Nov 07.
PMID: 36494205.


Current studies show cryoablation decreases opioid requirements and lengths of stay (LOS) in patients undergoing the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum. This study evaluated the relationship between cryoablation and clinical outcomes for the Nuss procedure.