Academic performance in children with pectus excavatum: a real-world research with propensity score matching

Hongbo Li, Shulei Fan, Xiangpan Kong, Zhengxia Pan, Chun Wu, Yonggang Li, Gang Wang, Jiangtao Dai, Dawei He & Quan Wang
Background:The optimal timing of surgery for pectus excavatum (PE) is controversial. A large proportion of children will not undergo surgery before puberty. However, untimely surgery may lead to a decline in the children’s social adaptation and competitiveness because the children have already developed psychological and physiological impairments due to PE at an early age. The study retrospectively compared the academic performance in PE children undergoing the Nuss procedure versus nonsurgical observation.Methods:This retrospective real-world research study...
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