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Hong Kong Med J. 2014 Jun;20(3):234-40. doi: 10.12809/hkmj134159. Epub 2014 May 9.

Thoracoscopic operations in children.

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1
Department of Surgery, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.
2
Department of Anaesthesiology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

Abstract

Over the past two decades there has been an exponential growth in the use of thoracoscopy in children. Indeed, many advanced procedures-including lobectomy, repair of tracheoesophageal fistula, excision of mediastinal tumours, and diaphragmatic hernia repairs-can now be performed by this means in advanced paediatric surgical centres in the world. This review describes the historical perspectives and the current state of thoracoscopic surgery, including potential benefits and challenges, in children.

KEYWORDS:

Child; Thoracoscopy

PMID:
24812200
DOI:
10.12809/hkmj134159
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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