What is the post-surgical complication rate for minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE)?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Andre Hebra, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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There are few large series that examine complications and outcomes of the minimally invasive technique for repair of pectus excavatum. [18, 19] In those reports, patient and family satisfaction were found to be very good, with excellent and good results reported at 93% and 96%, respectively. However, one multi-institutional study, which reviewed 251 cases of MIRPE, demonstrated a significant rate of complications (the overall incidence rate of complications was almost 20%). [19]

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