Pediatric Surgery Date of update: 29 April 2019

Pediatric Surgery


Pediatric surgery is a surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Common pediatric diseases that may require pediatric surgery include:

  • Congenital malformations: lymphangioma, cleft lip and palate, esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, intestinal atresia, necrotizing enterocolitis, meconium plugs, Hirschsprung’s disease, imperforate anus, undescended testes
  • abdominal wall defects: omphalocele, gastroschisis, hernias
  • chest wall deformities: pectus excavatum
  • childhood tumors: like neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, ATRT, liver tumors, teratomas
  • Separation of conjoined twins
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