Abstract Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the treatment of choice in symptomatic pediatric cholelithiasis. This study attempts to determine whether further reductions in the number of ports and port size can improve postoperative pain and traumatism without compromising the efficacy of the surgery. Methods: From 2011 to 2016, 32 patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Twelve out of […]
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: we are the first to propose an algorithm to apply when a needle is lost during a pediatric laparoscopic procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: we derived this protocol combining our experience with the current literature on the subject. RESULTS: the event of losing a needle during a minimally invasive procedure has occurred three […]
Abstract Introduction: Minimum Invasive Surgery (MIS) has been largely adopted in pediatric surgical procedure and the overall rate of adverse events specifically related is low. The aim of this study is to report our experience within a twenty-year period. Material and Methods: Starting from 1995 to 2015 a total of 43.195 were carried out, of […]
Abstract In the last decade the use of robot Surgical System has been largely reported to be a safe and effective approach for fundoplication in children, which is up to date the most commonly offered application of this technology in pediatric gastrointestinal surgery. The aim of this report is to describe three cases of our […]
ABSTRACT Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a catecholamine-secreting tumor arising from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla and extra-adrenal sites. Approximately 10% of this rare tumor is found in pediatric age group. Perioperative management of pheochromocytoma is a challenge that requires a multidisciplinary approach for optimal care and successful outcome. Surgical resection remains the mainstay treatment of […]
ABSTRACT Introduction The aim of this study was to report our experience with acute abdominal/pelvic pain in young female. Materials and Methods We recorded the cases of female patients aged between 3 and 16 years treated at our Institution for acute abdominal/pelvic pain between January 2005 and December 2013. Radiological and surgical findings were […]
ABSTRACT Background/Purpose Isolated Fallopian tube torsion (IFTT) is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain in female. The preoperative diagnosis is difficult because of a lack of specific clinical and radiological signs. Surgery is often performed when is no longer possible to preserve the integrity of the tube. We report our experience in the […]
ABSTRACT Introduction: Actually the primary laparoscopic endorectal colon pull-through, reported by Georgeson, is the gold standard in the treatment of Hirschsprung’s disease. In this procedure the dissection of the aganglionic colon is performed laparoscopically. We describe a technical modification of the Georgeson procedure: the laparoscopic-assisted mesocolon dissection. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on […]
Abstract: Introduction. The communication between the trachea and esophagus is called tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). It can occurs as a congenital malformation (0.025-0.05%) (in particular related to the esophageal atresia) or can occurs as an acquired pathology. Endoscopic evaluation is the gold standard for the diagnosis of TEF and must be performed, in presence of symptoms […]
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.