Pediatric and adolescent gynecology: Treatment perspectives in minimally invasive surgery

Gloria Pelizzo, Ghassan Nakib, Valeria Calcaterra

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Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is widely utilized across multiple surgical disciplines, including gynecology. To date, laparoscopy is considered a common surgical modality in children and adolescents to treat gynecological conditions. Robotic surgical devices were developed to circumvent the limitations of laparoscopy and have expanded the surgical armamentarium with better magnification, dexterity enhanced articulating instruments with 5-7 degrees of freedom, and ability to scale motion thus eliminating physiologic tremor. There are well-documented advantages of MIS over laparotomy, including decreased post-operative pain, shorter recovery times, and better cosmetic results. Indications for MIS in pediatric gynecology are reported in this review and technical considerations are described to highlight new treatment perspectives in children and adolescents, which have already been described in the literature regarding adult patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-71
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Reports
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Gynecology
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pediatric
  • Pediatric surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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