Title

A review of single site minimally invasive surgery in infants and children.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2010

Identifier

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-010-2581-x

Abstract

Videoscopic surgery has become the standard approach for most thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic procedures in adults and children. These procedures have widely recognized benefits including decreased postoperative pain, improved cosmesis, and decreased convalescence. In a recent attempt to further improve the cosmetic result of these operations, surgeons have begun to employ a single incision through which all the operating instruments are placed. This article seeks to review the current and future application of innovative minimally invasive surgery to pediatric surgery.

Journal Title

Pediatric surgery international

Volume

26

Issue

5

First Page

451

Last Page

456

MeSH Keywords

Appendectomy; Child; Child, Preschool; Cholecystectomy; Humans; Infant; Intestinal Diseases; Laparoscopes; Laparoscopy; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Surgical Instruments

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