Surgical Considerations in Prader-Willi Syndrome

  • Charles W. Wagner

Abstract

Surgical involvement for individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome, although important, is usually for secondary reasons. In general, nonsurgical aggressive and/or conservative manuevers are tried before surgical procedures are considered. Fortunately, these nonsurgical procedures usually succeed, at least to a better level of satisfaction than surgery is likely to offer; these treatments typically are safer and have fewer complications. In general, pediatric surgeons are consulted for weight control, gonadal surgery, spinal curve stabilization, and occasionally cosmetic reconstruction. Discussion of each of these areas follows.

Keywords

Cholesterol Obesity Depression Testosterone Diarrhea 

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