Paediatric surgery turns less painful, cheap and brief

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Jaipur, Oct 5(UNI) Inborn defects and deformities in infants will now be corrected with recently evolved laparoscopic technique-based minimal invasive paediatric surgery.

The new technique has already substituted the conventional ''cut-open'' surgical operations in children in developed western countries and now been gaining popularity and surgeons' acceptance in mega Indian towns like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Vellore, Kolkata.

The emerging technique of paediatric surgery was discussed at length during full session on the second day of the 33rd National Conference of the Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons.

The discussion on the new technique was opened in the opening CME session by Dr Gordon Mackinlay from the UK. About 12 experts, including Dr M Satish(Chennai), Dr Ramkrishna(Kochi), Dr Rahul Gupta(Mumbai) and Dr Kishore Panjwani(Agra) presented their papers on the topic igniting ellaborative interaction among over 50 participants of the session.

Organisers spokesman Dr Chetan Sharma said Laparoscopic technique had been used by surgeons in adult patients for long but so far it was being not used in children.

With availability of more accurate amd sophisticated instruments and equipments this technique had now been evolved for application in infants.

He said roughly 8 to 10 of every 1000 children did need surgical interventions for repair of inborn errors and conventional method of prolonged surgical operations, causing varied sort of trauma and difficulties to patients and their family, used so far.

Now the new technique would make surgery for such cases comparatively painless, brief and cheap, Dr Sharma said.

About 450 paediatric surgeons are participating in the four day conference which began here yesterday.

UNI

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