Videosurgery in infancy and childhood: state of the art. Experience with 1408 procedures in the Instituto da Criança "Pedro de Alcântara"

The videosurgery in Pediatric Surgery has a large field of applications unfortunately still underexplored. There are few services that routinely use this techinic , and Brazilian articles published are scarce. The Institute of Children's Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, has been using for fifteen years the videosurgery which is now the first choice of treatment, among other diseases as gastroesophageal reflux, the cholecystolithiasis, the nonpalpable undescended testicles and megaesophagus. In this article we report our experience in laparoscopic pediatric surgery, acquired with 1408 surgical procedures, to present this useful method, and beneficial to a large number of situations and still underused in Pediatric Surgery.

Pediatric; Surgery; Video-assisted surgery; Thoracic surgery, video-assisted; Laparoscopy

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