Development of minimally invasive surgery in infants less than 5kg: The first decade’s experience

Introduction: Pediatric minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has undergone significant development over the last 10 years but the role in complex neonatal and infant surgery is still being evaluated.. Technical advances and new procedures have allowed the evolution of MIS in even the smallest neonates. This report documents our experience in MIS in infants under 5kg.
Methods: A retrospective database review was performed including dates from September, 1993 to September, 2007. All children weighing 5kg or less that underwent a laparoscopic or thoracoscopic procedure were included.
Results: A total of 639 and 43 different procedures were performed in children under 5kg. The most common were Nissen fundoplication (310 cases, avg OR time: 43min, avg time to full feeds 2 days), pyloromyotomy (104 cases, avg OR time 12.5min, avg hosp days

Session: Podium Presentation

Program Number: S108

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