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Annie Hsiao, Ashwin Pimpalwar
INTRODUCTION:  External angular dermoid cysts, or epidermoid inclusion cysts, are a common subcutaneous tumor of the head and neck. For the majority of these lesions, excision is relatively simple and performed through an incision immediately overlying the mass. Facial lesions in pediatric patients present a unique challenge in that a direct approach carries the potential for visible scar formation. OBJECTIVE:  This article aims to detail our experience with subcutaneoscopic excision of external angular dermoid cysts in pediatric patients using endoscopic instrumentation...
March 13, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
M D Bolmers, C C van Rossem, R R Gorter, W A Bemelman, A A W van Geloven, H A Heij
PURPOSE: A laparoscopic approach for emergency appendectomy is increasingly used, in pediatric patients as well. The objective of this study is to audit the current state of diagnostic work-up, surgical techniques and its outcome in children with acute appendicitis. METHODS: A prospective consecutive observational cohort study was carried out in a 2-month study period. All patients under 18 years that were operated for suspected acute appendicitis were included...
March 9, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Gloria Pelizzo, Anna Guddo, Aurora Puglisi, Annalisa De Silvestri, Calogero Comparato, Mario Valenza, Emanuele Bordonaro, Valeria Calcaterra
The reliability of wearable photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors to measure heart rate (HR) in hospitalized patients has only been demonstrated in adults. We evaluated the accuracy of HR monitoring with a personal fitness tracker (PFT) in children undergoing surgery. HR monitoring was performed using a wrist-worn PFT (Fitbit Charge HR) in 30 children (8.21 ± 3.09 years) undergoing laparoscopy ( n = 8) or open surgery ( n = 22). HR values were analyzed preoperatively and during surgery. The accuracy of HR recordings was compared with measurements recorded during continuous electrocardiographic (cECG) monitoring; HRs derived from continuous monitoring with pulse oximetry (SpO2R) were used as a positive control...
March 8, 2018: Children
Samuel Jessula, Dafydd A Davies
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric inguinal hernias are a commonly performed surgical procedure. Currently, they can be approached via open or laparoscopic surgery. We summarize the current evidence for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs in children. RECENT FINDINGS: Laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair in children are associated with similar operative times for unilateral hernia, as well as similar cosmesis, complication rates and recurrence rates. Bilateral hernia repair has been shown to be faster through a laparoscopic approach...
February 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Suk Kyun Hong, Kyung-Suk Suh, Hyo-Sin Kim, Kyung Chul Yoon, Sung-Woo Ahn, Hyeyoung Kim, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee
BACKGROUND: Improvements in laparoscopic imaging systems and instruments have increased the performance of pure laparoscopic living donor hepatectomy. This operation is no longer limited to left lateral sectionectomy but is used for left hepatectomy and right hepatectomy.1-5 This report describes a donor who underwent pure laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy and in situ reduction using 3D laparoscopy and indocyanine green (ICG) near-infrared fluorescence cholangiography to obtain a monosegment...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Sherif M Shehata, Mohamed A Attia, Ashraf A El Attar, AbdelMotaleb E Ebid, Mohamed M Shalaby, Akram M ElBatarny
BACKGROUND: Many laparoscopic techniques have been evolved along years for pediatric inguinal hernia (PIH) with no standardization of technique. No single technique suits all varieties of hernia. PURPOSE: To propose an algorithm for allocation of PIH to laparoscopic technique based on internal ring (IR) diameter to improve outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Along 10 years, 459 cases with unilateral PIH were treated in Tanta University Hospital...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Sergio Landa-Juárez, Bárbara M Rivera-Pereira, Ana M Castillo-Fernández
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive procedures have become the standard option for treatment of urinary stones; the use of more invasive techniques is not a common practice currently. This emergent technology is not always available and laparoscopy is the alternative option. There are few reports of laparoscopic management for urinary lithiasis in pediatric patients. This study is about the use of laparoscopic surgery combined with pyeloscopy as a feasible first-line treatment for pediatric urolithiasis in renal and proximal ureteral locations...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
K O Rove, M A Brockel, A F Saltzman, M I Dönmez, K E Brodie, D J Chalmers, B T Caldwell, V M Vemulakonda, D T Wilcox
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol is a set of peri-operative strategies to increase speed of recovery. ERAS is well established in adults but has not been well studied in children. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to establish the safety and efficacy of an ERAS protocol in pediatric urology patients undergoing reconstructive operations. It was hypothesized that ERAS would reduce length of stay and decrease complications when compared with historical controls...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Sucharitha Geiger, Andrei Bobylev, Sabine Schädelin, Johannes Mayr, Stefan Holland-Cunz, Peter Zimmermann
Laparoscopic hernia repairs are used increasingly in children.The purpose of this single-center cohort observational research study was to analyze the outcome of children treated surgically for unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia using laparoscopy.We did a STROBE-compliant retrospective outcome analysis of pediatric, laparoscopic hernia repair. Consecutive laparoscopic herniorrhaphies in 123 children done between March 2, 2010, and March 1, 2014, were included in this analysis. Data analysis was based on reviewing the hospital records and a prospective questionnaire...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
A Binet, K Braïk, F Lengelle, M Laffon, H Lardy, S Amar
BACKGROUND: Appendectomy is a well-established surgical procedure in pediatric surgery used in the management of acute appendicitis. With the continuous advancement in the field of minimal invasive surgery, the recent focus is on single incision laparoscopic (SIL) surgery. SILA also goes further in order to decrease pain, improve recovery and enhance patient satisfaction. However, this approach is still not a well-established technique and not widely practiced, especially in pediatric surgery...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Qingjiang Chen, Zhigang Gao, Lifeng Zhang, Yuebin Zhang, Tao Pan, Duote Cai, Qixing Xiong, Qiang Shu, Yunzhong Qian
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is one of the most common congenital malformations of gastrointestinal tract in children. However, the nonspecific clinical manifestations of MD often cause a diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenge to pediatric surgeon. This study aimed to review our experience in managing this disease while evaluating the management strategies. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of all patients diagnosed with MD admitted to our center between January 2010 and December 2015...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
P Meignan, Q Ballouhey, J Lejeune, K Braik, B Longis, A R Cook, H Lardy, L Fourcade, Aurélien Binet
Mini-invasive surgery is more and more integrated in pediatric surgery. The robotic-assisted surgery brought new advantages from which the patient and the surgeon could benefit compared to laparoscopy. Its use in oncological surgery is still controversial. 12 robotic-assisted tumor resections with the da Vinci Surgical Robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) were attempted in 11 children (mean age 7.65 years; age range 0.75-16.75 years; mean weight 30.3 kg; weight range 8.6-62 kg) in two centers. Mean total operative time was 145 min (range 72-263 min)...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Serena H Chan, Eduardo Lara-Torre
It is important for practitioners to recognize that there are special considerations when performing gynecologic surgery in a pediatric or adolescent patient. A provider must be familiar with differences in anatomy, physiology, surgical technique, and psychosocial concerns. This can be challenging for a provider who does not routinely operate on patients in this population. A minimally invasive surgical approach is preferred in the pediatric and adolescent patient whenever possible. While a good command of laparoscopy in the adult patient is certainly a useful skill when operating on pediatric and adolescent patients, there are technical adaptations and challenges to consider...
October 17, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Maho Inoue, Shigeyoshi Aoi, Akihiro Taniguchi, Kohei Sakai, Mayumi Higashi, Shigehisa Fumino, Taizo Furukawa, Tatsuro Tajiri
BACKGROUND: The incidence of incisional hernia in pediatric patients is low in comparison with that reported in adults. In the pediatric population, primary closure has generally been favored. However, synthetic or biomedical mesh offers advantages in the repair of larger defects when primary closure is difficult. The use of laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) in the adult population has been well documented. In the pediatric population, a few laparoscopic approaches with direct suturing have been proposed; however, there are no reports of laparoscopic repair with the use of IPOM...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
Paweł Kroll, Ewa Gajewska, Jacek Zachwieja, Danuta Ostalska-Nowicka, Maciej Micker, Andrzej Jankowski
BACKGROUND: Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) is a standard treatment for patients who are unable to empty the bladder. In the absence of the urethra or if catheterization through the urethra is problematic, a continent vesicostomy is used as a catheterizable conduit. The Malone procedure is an established treatment option for children with neurogenic constipation and fecal incontinence. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to report the authors' experience with continent catheterizable conduits (CCCs) in children, to review the results and to determine the efficacy of the technique, with an emphasis on continence and the need for revision...
October 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
J T Fouogue, F Y Fouelifack, J H Fouedjio, R Tchounzou, Z Sando, E T Mboudou
Objectives: To describe the first laparoscopic surgeries in a tertiary hospital in Cameroon. Methods: We carried out a descriptive study at the Douala Gynaeco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital (DGOPH). We examined the files of the 45 patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery from November 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016. Descriptive statistics were computed for patients' characteristics and surgical parameters. Results: Mean (SD) age was 36.8(11...
June 2017: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
Christoph Berger, Bernhard Haid, Tanja Becker, Mark Koen, Judith Roesch, Josef Oswald
INTRODUCTION: In up to 20% of patients presenting with undescended testes, one or both are non-palpable. Whereas the most reliable means to exclude an abdominal testis is laparoscopy, there has been a lot of debate about the role of inguinal ultrasound (US) in detecting non-palpable inguinal testis. While we do not aim to add another paper claiming the benefits of US, we wanted to determine the excess capability of US to determine the correct surgical approach - inguinal or laparoscopy...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
K W Herbst, H Thaker, G M Lockwood, J I Hagadorn, S Masoud, P Kokorowski
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Metachronous contralateral inguinal hernias (MCH) occur in approximately 10% of pediatric patients following unilateral inguinal hernia repairs (UIHR). Laparoscopic evaluation of the contralateral internal ring is a method of identifying high-risk individuals for prophylactic contralateral exploration and repair. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess variation in utilization of diagnostic laparoscopy, and report costs associated with the evaluation of a contralateral patent processus vaginalis during hernia repair in pediatric hospitals...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Ilan Igor Maizlin, Michelle C Shroyer, Elizabeth A Beierle, Mike K Chen, Robert T Russell
BACKGROUND: Gastric fundoplication is the most common noncardiac operation in children with congenital cardiac disease. While prior studies validated safety of laparoscopy in this population, we hypothesize that children with cardiac risk factors (CRFs) are likelier to undergo open fundoplication (OF) but experience greater morbidity than after laparoscopic fundoplication (LF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Utilizing 2013 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics Public-Use-File, pediatric patients undergoing LF and OF were stratified to none, minor, major, or severe CRFs...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
David I Chu, Jonathan M Tan, Peter Mattei, Allan F Simpao, Andrew T Costarino, Aseem R Shukla, Joseph W Rossano, Gregory E Tasian
BACKGROUND: Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) often require noncardiac surgery. We compared outcomes following open and laparoscopic intraabdominal surgery among children with and without CHD. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the 2013-2015 National Surgical Quality Improvement Project-Pediatrics. We matched 45,012 children <18years old who underwent laparoscopic surgery to 45,012 children who underwent open surgery. We determined the associations between laparoscopic (versus open) surgery and 30-day mortality, in-hospital mortality, 30-day morbidity, and postoperative length-of-stay...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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