Purpose Wilms tumor is the most frequent primary renal malignancy in children. The surgical resection is traditionally performed through laparotomy. The advent of laparoscopic surgery for benign renal lesions has conducted the surgeon to apply a minimal invasive approach for the nephroblastoma. As described in the literature, there are different benefits in the use of […]
Introduction Over the past two decades minimally invasive techniques have been widely used in children thanks to instrumental and technological development. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are well known and they are even more important in pediatric age. Unfortunately the widespread adoption of these techniques is limited by small spaces in which the surgeon […]
Introduction Nowadays, basic training in laparoscopy is executed in three ways: Trainings Based on real Animals (TBA), Laparoscopic Trainer Box (LTB) (Fig.1a), and Virtual Reality Simulators (VRS) (Fig.1b). The training on living animals represents the best solution in terms of force feedback and realism, but on the other hand it is very expensive and involves […]
JEMIS (Journal of endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery) is a multidisciplinary journal, dedicated to the promotion of research, postgraduate training and further training in minimally invasive surgery of the newborn, children and adolescents.
Congenital malformations of the lung (CML) are rare but potentially dangerous congenital malformations. Their identification is important in order to define the most appropriate management.
The aim of this study is to presents the results of our preliminary series of 8 partial nephroureterectomy performed by retroperitoneoscopy using harmonic scalpel with a preoperative 3D virtual reconstruction of bidimensional magnetic resonance images in children affected by duplication of the renal system.
The authors reported their experience in the laparoscopic orchidopexy for intra-abdominal testis (IAT). Since 2003, 173 laparoscopy for NPT were performed for a total of 181 testicular units. In 75 patients cord structures entering the inguinal ring were observed, and 43 had an inguinal exploration.
Background Ramstedt pyloromyotomy is the procedure of choice for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis; however, the best way to approach the pylorus is debated. Recent literature reports many comparisons between various open and laparoscopic approaches. The purpose of this experience is to show a new approach to infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: single-port, laparoscopic-assisted pyloromyotomy.
Varicocele is the most frequently diagnosed andrological condition requiring surgery in pediatric and adolescent patients. Surveys reported that 15-20% of young people aged between 10 and 14 years has varicocele of any grade. The gold standard to treat varicocele in pediatric age and adolescence is yet to be found.