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Pediatric oncologic endosurgery

Authors:

Yoon Jung Boo,

Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, DE; Department of Pediatric Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, KR
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Jan Goedecke,

Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, DE
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Oliver J. Muensterer

Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131 Mainz, FR, DE
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Abstract

Despite increasing popularity of minimal-invasive techniques in the pediatric population, their use in diagnosis and management of pediatric malignancy is still debated. Moreover, there is limited evidence to clarify this controversy due to low incidence of each individual type of pediatric tumor, huge diversity of the disease entity, heterogeneity of surgical technique, and lack of well-designed studies on pediatric oncologic minimal-invasive surgery. However, a rapid development of medical instruments and technologies accelerated the current trend toward less invasive surgery, including oncologic endosurgery. The aim of this article is to review current literatures about the application of the minimal-invasive approach for pediatric tumors and to give an overview of the current status, indications, individual techniques, and future perspectives.

How to Cite: Boo YJ, Goedecke J, Muensterer OJ. Pediatric oncologic endosurgery. International Journal of Surgery: Oncology. 2017;2(7):e30. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1097/IJ9.0000000000000030
Published on 20 Jun 2017.
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