Subcutaneous Endoscopy

  • Sanjeev DuttaEmail author


In many respects, we pediatric surgeons of the twenty-first century stand on the shoulders of giants. The outstanding scientific and innovative contributions of prior generations of surgeons enable us to definitively cure previously daunting pediatric surgical disorders. There is, however, “collateral damage” incurred by our operations. The most obvious example is the visible scarring that is left behind, but there is also the psychological impact of hospitalization, the exposure to painful procedures, and the impact of surgical illness on families. These factors are far less understood than the treatment of the diseases, perhaps because they are seen as unavoidable and necessary consequences of the operation.


Dermoid Cyst Inferior Thyroid Artery Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Visible Scarring Supraorbital Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Lucile Packard Children’s HospitalStanford UniversityStanfordCAUSA

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