Color Atlas of Pediatric Anatomy Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy
Both the number of pediatric surgeons using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and the number of operations involving MIS are increasing. This atlas of anatomy and operative techniques provides a thorough outline of the procedures commonly used in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic pediatric surgery. Step-by-step operative photographs are accompanied by explanatory text, and line diagrams are used to highlight the important anatomy as seen endoscopically. Alternative techniques, instruments, and steps are described when appropriate, and attention is drawn to highlights and pitfalls. While each chapter includes some basic background on the condition in question, the focus is very much on the operative procedures. This atlas will be of special benefit to those establishing a laparoscopic practice as well as to those in training who wish to embark on MIS. It will also serve as a supplementary atlas of anatomy and surgical technique for younger surgeons and medical students.