PMID: 592073Dec 1, 1977

Laparoscopy in infants and children

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
L L Leape, M L Ramenofsky

Abstract

Laparoscopy has been performed in 60 infants and children over a 32-mo period. Indications included: the problem of possible appendicitis, chronic abdominal pain, possible regional enteritis, possible biliary atresia, and liver biopsy. Fifty-two per cent of patients were spared laparotomy, while in 32% the need for operation was established. There were 2 errors in diagnosis, 3 failures, and 1 complication. Laparoscopy is considered to be a safe, effective, and economical diagnostic procedure that deserves wider application in the pediatric patient.

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Oct 18, 2012·Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part a·Renee HuangEdward C Lee
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Apr 6, 2012·Seminars in Pediatric Surgery·Jerome LovelandSameh Abdel Hay
Mar 21, 2016·Journal of Robotic Surgery·Quentin BallouheyDaniel Berenguer
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