Minimally-invasive surgery in paediatric oncology: proposal of recommendations.

G. Cecchetto, G. Riccipetitoni, A. Inserra, C. Esposito, A. Michelazzi, G. Ruggeri, C. Spinelli, M. Lima, Group of Pediatric Surgical Oncology Italian Group of Pediatric Surgical Oncology

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The Authors report a proposal of recommendations concerning Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Paediatric Oncology. Since the exact role of MIS in Paediatric Oncology is still not completely defined, a restrict panel of Italian Paediatric Surgeons, some interested in Oncologic Surgery, others in MIS, prepared a schematic document, mainly founded on literature data, to provide Paediatric Surgeons with recommendations useful to approach paediatric tumours with MIS. The final draft was approved by the Italian Group of Paediatric Oncologic Surgeons. The Authors summarize the feasibility of MIS, when performed with different purposes (biopsy / resection) and timing (initial / delayed surgery) for the most common solid tumours in children. The oncologic criteria must be always followed with MIS as well as with "open" surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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