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Operative Pediatric Surgery

7th Edition

Edited by Mark Davenport, Lewis Spitz, Arnold Coran

CRC Press

1,134 pages

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Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014

The seventh 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. With an international list of authors, the chapters have been updated and complemented by the high-quality artwork that has established this operative guide as the standard reference for the pediatric surgeon.

This new edition retains the successful format of previous editions. It first highlights the initial principles and justification for the procedure. Next, the book outlines preoperative investigations and preparation. This is followed by the operative procedure itself and postoperative management. New chapters have been added to this edition that cover the latest techniques such as minimal invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and single orifice laparoscopic surgery.

The chapters are arranged in eight sections, with each section emphasizing the overall management of patients. Tricks of the trade of individual authors are included, as well as discussions of technical and clinical judgment.

The new and updated edition of Operative Pediatric Surgery remains the pre-eminent operative guide to a full range of pediatric conditions.


"The detail is remarkable. … I anticipate that every training program in pediatric surgery and in pediatric urology would benefit by having a copy of this text available."

—A.A. Caldamone, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence Rhode Island, USA, in Journal of Pediatric Urology

" … an attractive updated version of an excellent and generally accepted operative manual for pediatric surgeons. The uniform style of the description of surgical procedures is outstanding."

Pediatric Surgery International

"This is truly an exceptional offering in the field of operative paediatric surgery. It covers the subject comprehensively in sections and chapters that are clear and concise and logical in their approach and layout. … The medical artwork is of a consistently high standard throughout and is in most cases of sufficient detail that one perhaps might not need to invest separately in a surgical atlas on the subject. … highly accurate and up-to-date. Highly Commended."

—2014 BMA Medical Book Awards

"The two senior editors, the three associate editors, and the approximately 120 contributors are, for the most part, well-known pediatric surgeons from around the world."

—Robert Arensman, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine for Doody's Review Service

Table of Contents


Preoperative and postoperative management of the neonate and child; Matias Bruzoni and Craig T Albanese

Pediatric anesthesia; Robert Bingham and Marina George

Operating room requirements and special consideration for laparoscopic surgery; Hock Lim Tan and Nicholas SY Chao

Vascular access; Niyi Ade-Ajayi and Derek Roebuck

Head and neck

Ranula; Marci M Lesperance

Thyroglossal cyst and fistula; Lewis Spitz and Paolo De Coppi

Branchial cysts, sinuses, and fistulas; John R Wesley

External angular dermoid cyst; Paul RV Johnson

Sternocleidomastoid torticollis; Ronald B Hirschl

Tracheostomy; C Martin Bailey and Joe Grainger

Preauricular sinus; Paul RV Johnson


Bronchoscopy; Joe Grainger and Ben Hartley

Esophageal dilatation; Niyi Ade-Ajayi

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy; Robert E Cilley and Peter W Dillon

Colonoscopy; Ian Sugarman and Jonathan Sutcliffe


Thoracic surgery: general principles of access; Shaun M Kunisaki and James D Geiger

Esophageal atresia with and without tracheoesophageal fistula; Lewis Spitz and Agostino Pierro

Cervical esophagostomy; Lewis Spitz

H-type tracheoesophageal fistula; Lewis Spitz and Steven S Rothenberg

Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula; Lewis Spitz

Aortopexy; Edward Kiely

Esophageal replacement with colon; Yann Révillon and Naziha Khen-Dunlop

Gastric replacement of the esophagus; Lewis Spitz and Agostino Pierro

Jejunal interposition; David C van der Zee

Foker technique; John Foker

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Erica R Gross and Charles JH Stolar

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; Thomas Pranikoff and Ronald B Hirschl

Eventration of the diaphragm; Robert E Cilley

Lung surgery; Saleem Islam and James D Geiger

Emphysema; Casey M Calkins, Shawn D St Peter, and George W Holcomb III

Chylothorax; Shaun M Kunisaki, Arnold G Coran, and Daniel H Teitelbaum

Mediastinal masses; Robert C Shamberger

Surgical treatment of chest wall deformities in children; Robert C Shamberger, Michael J Goretsky, and Donald Nuss

Patent ductus arteriosus; Neil J Sherman and James E Stein

Thoracoscopic sympathectomy; Edward Kiely

Thymectomy; Steven S Rothenberg


Hernias in children; Jay L Grosfeld, Scott A Engum, and Paul KH Tam

Omphalocele/exomphalos; Thomas R Weber

Gastroschisis; Marshall Z Schwartz and Shaheen J Timmapuri

Ergonomics, heuristics, and cognition in laparoscopic surgery; Hock Lim Tan

Abdominal surgery; Nicholas SY Chao and Hock Lim Tan

Nissen fundoplication; Agostino Pierro and Lewis Spitz

Achalasia; Lewis Spitz and Benno Ure

Gastrostomy; Michael WL Gauderer

Pyloromyotomy; Nigel J Hall and Agostino Pierro

Bariatric surgery: principles; Sean J Barnett and Thomas H Inge

Duodenoduodenostomy; Robert E Cilley, Simon Clarke, and Arnold G Coran

Malrotation; Joe Curry and Bhanumathi Lakshminarayanan

Congenital atresia and stenosis of the intestine; Alastair JW Millar and Alp Numanoglu

Meconium ileus; Frederick J Rescorla and Jay L Grosfeld

Vitellointestinal (omphalomesenteric) duct anomalies; Spencer W Beasley

Duplications of the alimentary tract; Stig Sømme and Jacob C Langer

Intussusception; Melanie Hiorns and Joe Curry

Appendectomy: open and laparoscopic procedures; Risto J Rintala and Mikko P Pakarinen

Necrotizing enterocolitis; Nigel J Hall and Agostino Pierro

Anorectal malformations; Marc A Levitt, Andrea Bischoff, and Alberto Peña

Cloaca; Marc A Levitt, Andrea Bischoff, and Alberto Peña

Laparoscopic repair of anorectal malformations; John Boutros and Jacob C Langer

Rectal biopsies; Augusto Zani and Mark Davenport

Malone procedure (antegrade continence enemas) – open and laparoscopic; Padraig SJ Malone and Munther Haddad

Hirschsprung disease; Daniel H Teitelbaum and Arnold G Coran

Inflammatory bowel disease; Daniel H Teitelbaum and Arnold G Coran

Rectal polyps; Joseph L Lelli Jr

Anal fissure and anal fistula; Paolo De Coppi

Rectal prolapsed; Paolo De Coppi

Colostomy: formation and closure; Joe Curry

Bowel-lengthening procedures; Adrian Bianchi, Tom Jaksic, and Kristina M Potanos

Portal hypertension; Jonathan P Roach and Frederick M Karrer

Cholecystectomy; Bayani B Tecson and Hock Lim Tan

Surgery for biliary atresia; Mark Davenport and Atsuyuki Yamataka

Choledochal cysts; Nguyen Thanh Liem

Splenectomy; James Geiger and Marcus Jarboe


Liver resections; John A Sandoval and Frederick M Karrer

Wilms’ tumor; Pedro-Jose Lopez and Peter Cuckow

Neuroblastoma; Edward Kiely

Rhabdomyosarcoma; Phillip A Letourneau and Richard J Andrassy

Sacrococcygeal teratoma; Agostino Pierro and Miguel Guelfand


Thyroidectomy in children; Tom R Kurzawinski and Paolo De Coppi

Pancreatic resection; Lewis Spitz and Agostino Pierro

Adrenalectomy; Peter Kim and Emily Christison-Lagay


Cystourethroscopy; John M Park

Pelviureteric junction obstruction; David A Bloom, Nicholas Chao, Hock Lim Tan, and Julian Wan

Nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy; Imran Mushtaq

Vesicoureteric reflux; Delphine Demède, Michel François, Pierre Mouriquand, and Prem Puri

Ureteric duplication; Garrett D Pohlman and Duncan T Wilcox

Urinary diversion in children; Prasad Godbole and Duncan T Wilcox

Renal calculi; Naima Smeulders Posterior urethral valve; Ian A Aaronson

Dialysis; Marcus D Jarboe and Ronald B Hirschl

Hypospadias; John M Park and David A Bloom

Orchidopexy; John M Hutson

Testicular torsion; Su-Anna M Boddy and Feilim L Murphy

Circumcision, meatotomy, and meatoplasty; Imran Mushtaq

Varicocele; Hock Lim Tan and Joselito Tantoco

Bladder exstrophy closure and epispadias; Peter Cuckow and Pedro-José Lopez

Surgical treatment of disorders of sexual development; Rafael V Pieretti and Patricia K Donahoe

Ovarian cyst and tumors; Bryan J Dicken and Deborah F Billmire

Neural tube defects

Myelomeningocele; Karin M Muraszko and Shawn L Hervey-Jumper

Ventricular shunting procedure; Dominic NP Thompson and Jessica Ternier


Soft tissue trauma; Michael E Höllwarth

Thermal injuries; Heinz Rode and David M Heimbach

Thoracic injuries; Michael E Höllwarth

Abdominal trauma; Steven Stylianos and Mark V Mazziotti

Special section

Vascular anomalies; Steven J Fishman

Fetal surgery; Alan Flake

Kidney transplantation; John Magee

Liver transplantation; Riccardo A Superina and Alexander Dzakovic

Small bowel transplantation; Kishore Iyer

Interventional radiology; Derek J Roebuck

Exposure for spinal surgery; Steven W Bruch and James D Geiger

Conjoined twins; Lewis Spitz, Edward Kiely, and Agostino Pierro


About the Editors

Lewis Spitz MBChB, PhD, MD(Hon), FRCS, FRCSI(Hon), FAAP(Hon), FRCPCH, FCS(Hon)
Emeritus Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Institute of Child Health, University College, London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK

Arnold Coran MD
Emeritus Professor of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical School and the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Professor of Pediatric Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA

Associate editors
Daniel H. Teitelbaum M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Agostino Pierro MD FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) FAAP
Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Institute of Child Health, University College, London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK

Consultant for Minimal Invasive Surgery
Distinguished Professor & Head of Paediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pediatrics
MEDICAL / Surgery / General