Principles of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Children

  • Steven RothenbergEmail author
  • Samiksha Bansal
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The development of MIS has revolutionized surgery over the last 30 years. MIS in pediatric surgery was slow to advance but over the last 20 years has rapidly expanded to include all major pediatric surgical procedures in infants and children. The benefits to the patient are great but the technical hurdles are many because of the varied size and physiology of this patient population. This chapter gives an overview of the basics of MIS in infants and children


Minimal invasive surgery Laparoscopy Thoracoscopy Robotic surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryRocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’sDenverUSA

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