Minimally Invasive Techniques in Pediatric Surgical Oncology

Marc W H Wijnen, Andrew M Davidoff

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Abstract

Minimally invasive approaches to pediatric cancer surgery are increasingly used, not only for the benefits of smaller incisions, but also for better field visualization and precise dissection. Advances in technology and surgeon experience have facilitated this trend. However, the appropriate indications for its use remain to be determined, and oncologic principles should not be compromised. We discuss the current and potential future uses, and new technologies that are being developed and introduced to assist with and enhance the role of minimally invasive surgery in the management of children with cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-430
Number of pages14
JournalSurgical oncology clinics of North America
Volume30
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Child
  • Dissection
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Neoplasms/surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

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