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Table 1 Perceived advantages and disadvantages of minimal access strategy for correction of pectus in childhood in comparison to pre-existing conventional techniques

From: Peri-operative data on the nuss procedure in children with pectus excavatum: independent survey of the first 20 years' data

Advantages Disadvantages
Short hospital stay Cost of thoracoscopy and equipment
Minimal trauma Second procedure for bar removal
Allowance for skeletal growth Capnothorax in thoracoscopy