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Patch Testing for the Evaluation of Metal Hypersensitivity in the Nuss Procedure

Selvick, Annika, BS; Lloyd, Rita, MD

doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000341

The Nuss procedure has become the predominant reason for the use of metal implants by pediatric general and thoracic surgeons. Current guidelines recommend preimplant testing for all patients undergoing the Nuss procedure, which differs from the guidelines for all other orthopedic procedures. This review was done to further evaluate this discrepancy.

From the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

Address reprint requests to Annika Selvick, BS, 2258 N 72nd St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to declare.

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