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Pediatric Surgery

  • Prem Puri
  • Michael E. Höllwarth

Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Michael E. Höllwarth
    Pages 1-4
  3. Michael E. Höllwarth
    Pages 5-7
  4. James K. Wall, Craig T. Albanese
    Pages 9-13
  5. Andrew Dias, Sheila Hayes, Siobhan Fitzgerald, John Russell
    Pages 15-19
  6. Tom R. Kurzawinski, Paolo De Coppi
    Pages 21-27
  7. Michael E. Höllwarth, Paola Zaupa
    Pages 29-40
  8. Keith E. Georgeson, Michael E. Höllwarth
    Pages 41-49
  9. Paul K. H. Tam, Patrick H. Y. Chung
    Pages 51-58
  10. Devendra K. Gupta, Shilpa Sharma
    Pages 59-65
  11. Lewis Spitz, Arnold Coran
    Pages 67-71
  12. Bethany J. Slater, Steven S. Rothenberg
    Pages 73-78
  13. Robert C. Shamberger
    Pages 79-87
  14. Henry L. Chang, Keith T. Oldham
    Pages 89-94
  15. Michael Singh, Dakshesh Parikh
    Pages 101-105
  16. Laura A. Monson, Mary L. Brandt
    Pages 107-112
  17. Jason S. Frischer, Charles J. H. Stolar, Ronald B. Hirschl
    Pages 113-119
  18. Amulya K. Saxena
    Pages 121-139
  19. Juan A. Tovar, Leopoldo Martinez
    Pages 141-151

About this book


This is the second edition of a leading international reference on the surgical management of congenital and acquired conditions in infants and children. The editors have assembled outstanding pediatric surgeons and pediatric urologists from all five continents to analyze current practice and provide comprehensive details on both surgical techniques and pre- and postoperative management. The text is organized in a systematic manner, providing step-by-step, detailed practical guidance. Individual sections are devoted to the head and neck; esophagus; chest; abdomen; liver, pancreas, and spleen; spina bifida and hydrocephalus; tumors; and urology. The important advances that have occurred since the first edition in 2006 are all covered, with nine new chapters as well as more than 60 additional figures.The most unique feature of the book is the generous use of high quality color illustrations to clarify and simplify various operative techniques. This atlas will be an invaluable reference for pediatric surgeons, paediatric urologists and for general surgeons with a special interest in pediatric surgery.


Pediatric surgery operative atlas surgical techniques infants & children congenital & acquired conditions Paediatric urology surgical management

Editors and affiliations

  • Prem Puri
    • 1
  • Michael E. Höllwarth
    • 2
  1. 1.University College Dublin, National Children’s Research Centre, Our Lady’s Children HospitalDublinIreland
  2. 2.Medical University, University Clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent SurgeryGrazAustria

About the editors

Professor Prem Puri is the Newman Clinical Research Professor at the University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science.  He is currently the president of the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) FOUNDATION and is past president of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) and the European Paediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA). He is editor-in-chief of Paediatric Surgery International, and is on the editorial board of several other journals.  He is secretary of the International Board of Pediatric Surgical Research and was a member of the Health Research Board of Ireland (2010- 2015 ) 

Professor Puri is Honorary Fellow of a number of prestigious medical and scientific societies, including the American Surgical Association (ASA), American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Surgical Association, Japanese Association of Paediatric Surgeons, and also the Argentinean, Austrian, Canadian, Czech, Croatian, Cuban, Indian, South African and Ukrainian paediatric surgical associations.

He is known internationally for his research into the underlying mechanisms causing birth defects, and innovative treatments, which have benefited children all over the world. He has received numerous awards, including People of the Year Award (highest Irish national award), the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons’ prestigious Denis Browne Gold Medal and the European Paediatric Surgeons Association’s Rehbein Medal for outstanding contributions to paediatric surgery. He has been a visiting professor to many leading universities all over the world, and invited speaker at over 230 international scientific meetings. He has published 10 books, 127 chapters in textbooks and over 600 articles in peer-reviewed journals.  His research has been cited over 20,000 times in peer-reviewed articles.  

Michael E. Höllwarth was a professor and head of the Univ. Clinic of Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the Medical University of Graz/Austria from 1997 to 2012 and is currently professor emeritus. He was president of the Austrian Paediatric Surgical Association and founding president of the European Paediatric Surgeon’s Association (EUPSA). He was the president of the Austrian Committee of Injury Prevention in Childhood for 21 years and is currently honorary president of this Association.
He published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed paediatric surgical journals, more than 30 book chapters and is editor or co-editor of 4 books. 

Höllwarth recieved several prestigious national and international awards and honors, among them the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons and from the World Federation of Pediatric Surgical Associations (WOFAPS), the Rehbein Medal from the European Paediatric Surgeon’s Association (EUPSA), the Denis Browne Gold Medal from the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) and the Kafka Medal from the Czech Associations of Pediatric Surgeons. He is an honorary doctor of the Stradins University in Riga/Latvia and was decorated with Gold Medal of the Styrian Government and the great Silver Medal of the Austrian Government.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Surgery
  • Editors Prem Puri
    Michael E. Höllwarth
  • Series Title Springer Surgery Atlas Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Surgery Atlas Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-56280-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-56282-6
  • Series ISSN 2626-9015
  • Series E-ISSN 2626-9023
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 664
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 727 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pediatric Surgery
    General Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
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