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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/7131

Title: Minimal access surgery in children - 5 years institutional experience
Authors: Oak, S. N.
Parelkar, S. V.
Akhtar, T.
Joshi, M.
Pathak, R.
Viswanath, N.
Kumar V., K. Satish
Ravikiran, K.
Manjunath, L.
Ahmed, A.
Keywords: laparoscopy; minimal access surgery; video assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2005
Publisher: Medknow Publications
Citation: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery (ISSN: 0972-9941) Vol 1 Num 3
Abstract: Context: Minimal access surgery (MAS) in children are common place and performed worldwide with gratifying results as the learning curve of the surgeon attains plateau. We share our experience of this technically evolving modality of surgery, performed at our setup over a period of 5 years. We also review and individually compare the data for commonly performed procedures with other available series. Author also briefly discuss potential advantages of MAS in certain debatable conditions performed quickly and with cosmesis as open procedure. Materials and methods: We performed 677 MAS in children aged between 7 days and 12 years. Five hundred and sixty-eight of these were Laparoscopic procedures and 109 were Video assisted thoracoscopic surgeries (VATS). In all laparoscopic procedures, the primary port placement was by the Hasson′s open technique. We have used 5, 3 and 2 mm instruments. Our study include 259 inguinal hernia, 161 Appendectomies, 95 VATS for empyema, 51 orchiopexies, 49 diagnostic laparoscopy, 29 cholecystectomies, 22 adhesionlysis and other uncommonly performed procedures. Results: The ultimate outcome of all the performed procedures showed gratifying trend, the data of which are discussed in detail in the article. Conclusion: As we gained experience the operating time showed a decreasing trend, the complication rates and conversion rate also reduced. The advantages we came across were better postoperative appearances, less pain and early return to unrestricted activities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/7131
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ma05023
Rights: Copyright 2005 Journal of Minimal Access Surgery.
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