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Complications in Pediatric Surgery by Michael G. Caty

By Michael G. Caty

Addressing the necessity of pediatricians and pediatric surgeons for a one-stop, complete textual content on pediatric surgical procedure, problems in Pediatric surgical procedure covers each one case a doctor may well come upon upon treating the pediatric surgical sufferer, from fetus to adolescent.

Complications in Pediatric surgical procedure offers separate and concise chapters, every one of which concentrates on a particular region of the physique. The chapters spotlight universal surgical mistakes and problems, in addition to the techniques and strategies for use within the face of such problems.

Including key professional critiques in every one part, this article explores following healing areas:

  • head and neck surgery
  • thoracic and chest wall surgery
  • extracorporeal existence support
  • fetal surgery
  • abdominal wall and hernia surgery
  • intestinal and vascular access
  • esophageal surgery
  • stomach, duodenum, and small intestine
  • colon and anorectal surgery
  • appendicitis
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • surgery of the spleen
  • oncologic surgery
  • laparoscopic and thorascopic surgery
  • pediatric trauma
  • transplantation
  • urologic surgery

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