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Minimal Access Neonatal Surgery

  • Gordon Alexander MacKinlay
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Abstract

Minimal access techniques—Laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and retroperitoneoscopy—have gradually been adopted in many centres undertaking paediatric surgery. In some units the approach has become commonplace but in others the skills required are developing more slowly or the necessary equipment is unavailable. Hopefully this will change as more and more paediatric surgeons learn to appreciate the benefits that endoscopic surgery provides to the young patients in their care.

Keywords

Minimally invasive surgery Newborn surgery Outcomes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.The Royal Hospital for Sick ChildrenEdinburghUK

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