8th Edition

Operative Pediatric Surgery

Edited By Mark Davenport, James Geiger Copyright 2020

    The eighth edition of the acclaimed text Operative Pediatric Surgery continues to provide a unique level of comprehensive detail on the full range of surgically treatable conditions presented in neonate and childhood as well as in utero.

    Written by expert international authors, all chapters cover both minimal access and open surgery, with operative techniques illustrated by both high-quality colour line artwork, operative photographs, and a library of video clips.

    Encompassing the full range of  pediatric surgery operations that both trainee and experienced pediatric surgeons require, this established  operative guide is the standard reference for the pediatric surgeon and will ensure that they can access the most up to date and authoritative information to benefit their clinical practice.

    • ensures authoritative coverage of all aspects of pediatric surgery

    •includes the latest operative techniques

    •reviews alternative surgical approaches

    •aids visualisation by the inclusion of over 1000 illustrations

    •establishes total confidence



    List of abbreviations used



    1. Vascular access

    Marcus D. Jarboe and Ronald B. Hirschl


    2. Head and neck surgery

    Jeffrey W. Gander

    3. Tracheostomy

    Kate Stephenson and Michelle Wyatt


    4. Bronchoscopy

    Marcus D. Jarboe and James D. Geiger

    5. Esophageal dilatation

    Jennifer Billington and Niyi Ade-Ajayi

    6. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

    Colin G. DeLong, Afif N. Kulaylat, Eric M. Pauli, and Robert E. Cilley

    7. Colonoscopy

    Ian D. Sugarman and Jonathan R. Sutcliffe


    8. Principles of thoracic surgery

    Shaun M. Kunisaki and James D. Geiger

    9. Esophageal atresia: Open and thoracoscopic approaches

    Shaun M. Kunisaki and Steven S. Rothenberg

    10. Esophageal replacement with colon

    Naziha Khen-Dunlop, Carmen Capito, Christophe Chardot, and Yann Révillon

    11. Esophageal replacement with transposition of the stomach

    Paolo De Coppi

    12. Esophageal replacement with jejunal interposition

    David C. van der Zee

    13. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

    Erin E. Perrone and George B. Mychaliska

    14. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

    Thomas Pranikoff and Ronald B. Hirschl

    15. Eventration of the diaphragm

    Colin G. DeLong, Afif N. Kulaylat, and Robert E. Cilley

    16. Principles of lung surgery

    Saleem Islam, James D. Geiger, Steven S. Rothenberg, and Shaun M. Kunisaki

    17. Empyema

    Joseph Sujka and Shawn D. St Peter

    18. Chylothorax

    Shaun M. Kunisaki

    19. Mediastinal masses

    Brent R. Weil and Robert C. Shamberger

    20. Chest wall deformities

    Robert E. Kelly Jr, Marcelo Martinez-Ferro, and Horacio Abramson

    21. Patent ductus arteriosus

    Aaron R. Jensen and James E. Stein

    22. Thoracoscopic sympathectomy

    Asher Pressman

    23. Thymectomy

    Steven S. Rothenberg


    24. Inguinal hernia, hydrocele, and other hernias of the abdominal wall

    Sophia Abdulhai and Todd A. Ponsky

    25. Exomphalos/omphalocele

    Mark Davenport and Anna-May Long

    26. Gastroschisis

    Marshall Z. Schwartz and Shaheen J. Timmapuri

    27. Abdominal surgery: General principles of access

    Nigel J. Hall and Katherine A. Barsness

    28. Fundoplication

    Douglas C. Barnhart and Robert A. Cina

    29. Total esophagogastric dissociation

    Riccardo Coletta and Antonino Morabito

    30. Achalasia

    Timothy D. Kane and Benno Ure

    31. Gastrostomy

    Alejandra M. Casar Berazaluce, Aaron P. Garrison, and Todd A. Ponsky

    32. Pyloromyotomy

    Nigel J. Hall

    33. Bariatric surgery

    Lindel C.K. Dewberry and Thomas H. Inge

    34. Duodenal atresia and stenosis

    Afif N. Kulaylat, Colin G. Delong, Simon Clarke, and Robert E. Cilley

    35. Malrotation

    Simon Blackburn, Joseph I. Curry, and Bhanumathi Lakshminarayanan

    36. Congenital atresia and stenosis of the intestine

    Sharon G. Cox, Alastair J.W. Millar, and Alp Numanoglu

    37. Meconium ileus

    Robert J. Vandewalle and Frederick J. Rescorla

    38. Vitellointestinal (omphalomesenteric) duct anomalies

    Spencer W. Beasley

    39. Duplications of the alimentary tract

    Stig Sømme and Jacob C. Langer

    40. Intussusception

    Melanie Hiorns and Joseph I. Curry

    41. Appendectomy

    Mikko P. Pakarinen

    42. Necrotizing enterocolitis

    Nigel J. Hall

    43. Anorectal malformation

    Marc A. Levitt and Richard J. Wood

    44. Cloaca

    Andrea Bischoff and Alberto Peña

    45. Laparoscopic surgery and imaging-directed surgery for anorectal malformation

    Matthew W. Ralls and Marcus D. Jarboe

    46. The Malone antegrade continence enema

    Henrik Steinbrecher

    47. Hirschsprung disease

    Matthew W. Ralls and Arnold G. Coran

    48. Inflammatory bowel disease

    Aimee G. Kim, Samir K. Gadepalli, and James D. Geiger

    49. Rectal polyps

    Joseph L. Lelli Jr

    50. Acquired anorectal disorders: Prolapse, fistula, and hemorrhoids

    Michael Stanton

    51. Colostomy formation and closure

    Yew-Wei Tan and Joseph I. Curry

    52. Surgery of short bowel syndrome: Longitudinal intestinal lengthening and tailoring and serial transverse enteroplasty

    Riccardo Coletta, Sam M. Han, Charles R. Hong, Antonino Morabito, and Tom Jaksic

    53. Surgery of portal hypertension

    Caroline Lemoine and Riccardo A. Superina

    54. Cholecystectomy

    Mark Davenport

    55. Surgery for biliary atresia: Open and laparoscopic

    Mark Davenport and Atsuyuki Yamataka

    56. Choledochal malformation

    Mark Davenport and Nguyen Thanh Liem

    57. Splenectomy

    Marcus D. Jarboe and Steven W. Bruch


    58. Liver resection

    Rebecka L. Meyers, Zachary J. Kastenberg, and Max R. Langham

    59. Wilms’ tumor

    Kevin Cao, Denis A. Cozzi, and Peter M. Cuckow

    60. Neuroblastoma

    Andrew M. Davidoff

    61. Rhabdomyosarcoma

    Gideon Sandler and Andrea Hayes-Jordan

    62. Sacrococcygeal teratoma

    Agostino Pierro, Miguel Guelfland, and Annika Mutanen


    63. Thyroidectomy

    Steven W. Bruch

    64. Pancreatectomy for hyperinsulinism

    N. Scott Adzick and Pablo Laje

    65. Adrenalectomy

    Mikael Petrosyan and Timothy D. Kane


    66. Cystourethroscopy

    John M. Park

    67. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction

    Lauren E. Corona and Kate H. Kraft

    68. Nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy

    Imran Mushtaq, Alberto Mantovani, and Judy Hung Wing Suet

    69. Vesicoureteric reflux: Open and minimally invasive treatment

    Aurelien Scalabre, Delphine Demède, and Pierre Mouriquand

    70. Ureteric duplication

    Sarah L. Hecht and Duncan T. Wilcox

    71. Urinary diversion

    Prasad Godbole

    72. Renal calculi

    Eleni Papageorgiou and Naima Smeulders

    73. Posterior urethral valves

    Fardod O’Kelly and Martin A. Koyle

    74. Hypospadias

    Bryan S. Sack and John M. Park

    75. Orchidopexy

    John M. Hutson

    76. Testicular torsion

    Feilim L. Murphy

    77. Circumcision, meatotomy, meatoplasty, and preputioplasty

    Rachel Harwood and Simon E. Kenny

    78. Varicocele

    Charlotte V. Melling, David J.B. Keene, and Raimondo M. Cervellione

    79. Bladder exstrophy and epispadias

    Peter M. Cuckow and Kevin Cao

    80. Surgical treatment of disorders of sexual development

    Rafael V. Pieretti and Patricia K. Donahoe

    81. Ovarian cyst and tumors

    Bryan J. Dicken and Deborah F. Billmire


    82. Burns and burn surgery

    Heinz Rode and Roux Martinez

    83. Thoracic trauma

    Jerome Loveland and Nirav Patel

    84. Abdominal trauma

    Steven Stylianos and Mark V. Mazziotti


    85. Vascular anomalies

    Eileen M. Duggan and Steven J. Fishman

    86. Fetal surgery

    Emily A. Partridge and Alan W. Flake

    87. Kidney transplantation

    John Magee

    88. Liver transplantation

    Caroline Lemoine and Riccardo A. Superina

    89. Intestinal transplantation

    Jang Moon and Kishore Iyer

    90. Interventional radiology

    Derek J. Roebuck

    91. Exposure for spinal surgery

    Steven W. Bruch

    92. Surgery of conjoined twins

    Lewis Spitz, Edward M. Kiely, and Agostino Pierro



    Mark Davenport, ChM FRCS (Paeds) FRCS (Eng), Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London.

    James D. Geiger, MD, Daniel H. Teitelbaum Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan, CS Mott Children's Hospital, Michigan