PMID: 592073Dec 1, 1977

Laparoscopy in infants and children

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
L L Leape, M L Ramenofsky


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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