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Paediatric General Surgery

  • What is Paediatric General Surgery?

    Paediatric surgery involves surgical procedures carried out on foetuses, infants, children and adolescents. Subspecialisation within paediatric surgery includes cardiothoracic surgery (heart and lungs), neurology (brain), urology (urinary tract and reproductive organs), nephrology (kidney), foetal surgery (performed on a foetus in the womb) and neonatal surgery (performed on newborns).

    Paediatric surgeons use minimally invasive laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures to treat conditions that require surgical intervention. Paediatric general surgery requires multidisciplinary participation from paediatric gastroenterologists, paediatric respiratory physicians, paediatric endocrinologists, dietitians and speech therapists. Common paediatric diseases that may require surgery include:

    • Congenital malformations, such as heart defects, lung defects, abdominal wall defects and chest wall deformities
    • Surgical oncology, such as thoracic surgery
    • Separation of conjoined twins
  • Paediatric Surgery can be used to manage and treat various conditions in children that require surgical intervention. Paediatric surgeons can carry out prenatal ultrasound examination on foetuses inside the womb, in collaboration with radiologists, to diagnose any foetal abnormalities. Depending on the results, they can plan corrective surgery and offer educational programmes for parents. Paediatric surgeons can also perform neonatal surgeries on ill or high-risk newborns and can also repair life-threatening congenital birth defects.

    Children might also suffer from traumatic injury or from benign and malignant tumours, which require surgical care for the resection of tumours. Other common types of paediatric surgery include ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures, such as tonsillectomy (tonsil removal) and placement of tubes in the ears. Paediatric surgeons also work with other specialists to treat abnormalities of the kidney, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, as well as a wide range of other paediatric surgery.

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