This book presents and explains the latest developments in surgery for congenital digestive tract malformations, tumors, abdominal trauma, and the most important acquired digestive disorders. Particular attention is paid to minimally invasive and innovative techniques. In addition to clear descriptions of the surgical procedures that highlight useful tips and tricks, for each condition the clinical presentation is well illustrated and information is provided on pathogenesis. The book also includes general chapters that address the anatomy of the abdomen in children, diagnostic issues, the problem of clinical nutrition, and other aspects of management in pediatric patients with gastrointestinal pathologies. Pediatric Digestive Surgery will serve as a comprehensive and up-to-date reference for all pediatric surgeons. It will provide the trainee with easily understood, concise guidance while offering the more experienced surgeon valuable updates on the latest thinking and practice in the field.
Mario Lima is Full Professor at the University of Bologna and Director of the Pediatric Surgery Unit at the "Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi" hospital and at the "Ospedale Maggiore" of Bologna. He is Director of the Graduate School for Pediatric Surgery at the University of Bologna. Author of over 450 scientific publications and 22 monographs, he performed over 5000 surgical procedures as first operator. He is known internationally for the use of mini-invasive techniques in thorax, abdominal, genital and urinary surgery, both in neonates and children. He is past deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna, and past Dean of the integrated Department of children, adolescent and women's health of the "Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi" and Presidetn in charge President of the Medical and Surgical Society in Bologna, Italy.
Preface.- 1 Prenatal diagnosis and obstetric management.- 2 Digestive radiology.- 3 Diagnostic tools.- 4 Operative endoscopy.-5 Anaesthesiology.- 6 Perioperative intensive care.- 7 Clinical nutrition.- 8 Vascular rings.- 9 Congenital esophageal stenosis.- 10 Achalasia and esophageal motility disorders.- 11 Laringotracheoesophageal cleft.- 12 Esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula.- 13 Hiatal hernia and gastro-esophageal reflux.- 14 Esophageal replacement.- 15 Pyloric stenosis.- 16 Congenital duodenal stenosis.- 17 Caustic ingestion and foreign bodies.- 18 Intestinal malrotation.- 19 Foregut duplications.- 20 Meckel diverticulum.- 21 Acute appendicitis.- 22 Intussusception.- 23 Hirschsprung disease and other enteric neuropathies.- 24 Intestinal pseudo-obstruction.- 25 Intestinal transplant.- 26 Inflammatory bowel diseases.- 27 Anorectal malformations.- 28 Nesidioblastosis.- 29 Hepatobiliopancreatic pathology.- 30 Portal Hypertension.- 31 Liver transplant.- 32 Short bowel syndrome.- 33 Intestinal polyposis.- 34 Tumours.- 35 Robotic surgery .- 36 Augmented reality in digestive surgery.- Subject Index.