- •What is currently known about this topic? – Studies show that intercostal cryoablation decreases length of stay and opioid use following the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum.
- •What new information is contained in this article? – In the largest series to date, cryoablation is effective and decreases inpatient and discharge opioid requirement, while shortening length of stay. No increases in bar migration or neuropathic pain were seen.
Abbreviations:LOS (length of stay), OME (oral morphine equivalent), PCA (patient-controlled analgesia)
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