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Title: Pediatric laparoscopic surgery--Indian scenario.
Authors: Srimurthy, K R
Ramesh, S
Issue Date: 5-Dec-2004
Citation: Srimurthy KR, Ramesh S. Pediatric laparoscopic surgery--Indian scenario. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2004 Dec; 71(12): 1121-6
Abstract: Laparpscopic Surgery/Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in children have witnessed tremendous progress in the last decade. Presently, there are extensive applications of this novel technique and several advanced level intricate surgeries have been done safely in small children. This is a brief overview of the common indications and utility of MIS in pediatric practice in the Indian Scenario. We discuss some common clinical settings like recurrent abdominal pain, Impalpable testis, intersex disorders Empyema, Thoracis etc., where MIS has had a significant benefit. We also present our experience of MIS in children without using any sophisticated equipment like the harmonic scalpel, endo-staplers etc. MIS has come to stay and it will definitely have lasting impact on surgical problems in children.
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Appears in Collections:Indian Journal of Pediatrics

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