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Table 2 Surgical characteristics of the 283 patients with pectus excavatum who underwent pectus bar(s) removal after the Nuss procedure. 1Callus formation: callus covering more than half of the end(s) of the bar(s). 2Normal distribution: mean ± SD; non-normal distribution: mean (range). *. P < 0.05

From: Minimization of the complications associated with bar removal after the Nuss procedure in adults