Nuss Procedure for AdultsTreatment of Pectus Excavatum Dr. LoSasso is one of the only surgeons in the United States who offers Nuss Procedures for adults as well as teenagers. Originally pioneered by Dr. Nuss in the 1990s, the Nuss Procedure was less invasive than previous techniques. Historically, using the Nuss Procedure as an option for [ ]. The bar is left in place for several months or years. A comparison of the Nuss minimally invasive procedure and the Ravitch procedure, published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, shows no advantage for the Nuss procedure. Another procedure that has been used for pectus excavatum involves detaching the sternum from the ribs and flipping it over.
Apr 10, 2013 · Nowadays the Nuss operation represents the standard surgical choice for pectus excavatum repair in children and teenagers. Some concerns have been raised regarding its applicability in adults, as compared with younger patients, in view of Cited by: 3. The Nuss procedure is a minimally-invasive procedure, invented in 1987 by Dr. Donald Nuss for treating pectus excavatum. He developed it at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, in Norfolk, Virginia.The operation typically takes approximately two hours.: 1277 Through two small incisions in the side of the chest, an introducer is pushed along posterior to the sternum and ribs, and Specialty: orthopedic.
Jul 04, 2017 · The optimal surgical procedure for adult PEx patients has been controversial, and some surgeons recommend limiting the Nuss procedure to pediatrics and adolescents. 14,15 We present a review of adult patients with PEx including outcomes after repair with Nuss (“Nuss”) or a minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPEx).Cited by: 4. Apr 10, 2013 · Giacomo Ravenni, Guglielmo Mario Actis Dato, Edoardo Zingarelli, Roberto Flocco, Riccardo Casabona, Nuss procedure in adult pectus excavatum: a simple artifice to reduce sternal tension, Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, Volume 17, Issue 1, July 2013, Pages 23–25, Cited by: 3.