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Table 4 Complications of 20 years of Nuss operations in children 1987–2006

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

Complication Cumulative
Bar-related adverse events 111 (37%)
Pneumothorax 68(23%)
Other Pleuropulmonary, except pneumothorax 39(13%)
Wound infection 43(14%)
Pericardial effusion 28(9%)
Hemothorax 12(4%)
Total 301