J Pediatr Surg 2021 Mar 17. Epub 2021 Mar 17.
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, United States; Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States.
Background: Recent studies have shown intercostal cryoablation(IC) during the Nuss procedure decreases hospital length of stay(LOS) and opioid administration. However, few studies have also evaluated the risk of postoperative complications related to IC.
Methods: We performed a single center retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent Nuss procedure by one surgeon from 2/2016 to 2/2020, comparing intraoperative IC to other pain management modalities(non-IC). Read More