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Mentor, Preceptor, Principle Investigator
Mentor: Shawn D. St. Peter MD
This study compares patient outcomes following pectus excavatum repair using cryoablation, epidural, or patient-controlled analgesia for post-operative pain control. Primary outcome: length of stay
Secondary outcomes: operative time, pain scores, time to only oral analgesics.
Conclusion: Intercostal cryoablation during minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair significantly reduces length of stay and time to oral analgesics alone.
Pectus Excavatum; Post-operative Pain
Funnel Chest/surgery; Pain Management; Comparative Study; Analgesia, Epidural; Analgesia, Patient-Controlled; Cryosurgery; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Anesthesia and Analgesia | Pediatrics | Surgery | Surgical Procedures, Operative
When and Where Presented
Children's Mercy Kansas City Research Days, May 2019
Dekonenko, Charlene, "Comparison of Post-Operative Pain Control Modalities for Pectus Excavatum Repair" (2019). Presentations. 20.