Nuss Procedure Statistics

By | July 9, 2015

In a review of 1215 patients who underwent the Nuss Procedure:

  • Mean haller index – 5.15
  • Mean PFTs: FVC, FEV1, and FEF25-75 values decreased by an average of 15% below predicted
  • Mitral valve prolapse in 18%
  • Arrhythmia in 16%
  • 69% of patients received 1 bar, 30% received 2 bars, and 0.4% received 3 bars
  • 1% of patients required surgical repositioning of a bar
  • Allergy to nickel occured in 2.8% of patients
  • Wound infection occured in 1.4% of patients
  • Hemothorax occured in 0.6%
  • Good or excellent anatomic surgical outcome achieved in 95.8% of patients at the time of bar removal
  • Mean age at operation was 14 years old
  • No deaths reported

See

Kelly, Robert E., et al. “Twenty-one years of experience with minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum by the Nuss procedure in 1215 patients.” Annals of surgery 252.6 (2010): 1072-1081.