Hong Kong Med J 2010;16:153-4 | Number 2, April 2010
The first report of a single-port laparoscopic nephrectomy in a child
Kenneth KY Wong, Patrick HY Chung, Lawrence CL Lan, Ivy HY Chan, Paul KH Tam
Division of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
There has been an exponential rise in the use of minimally invasive procedures in surgery, with obvious benefits to patients. Recently, transumbilical single-port laparoscopic surgery has been championed as the next major technical advance. In this article, we report the first case where single-port laparoscopic surgery has been used to manage a paediatric problem in the region.
Key words: Child; Laparoscopy; Nephrectomy; Treatment outcome
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