Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Child Using Slender Forcep
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Cholelithiasis in children is not an uncommon condition. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a preferred mode of treatment. Laparoscopy in children is challenging as surgeons have to work in a restricted space with low pressure pneumoperitoneum. Single port laparoscopy using slender forceps is increasingly practiced nowadays. In pediatric laparoscopic surgery, slender forceps are useful in performing appendectomy, colectomy, and inguinal hernia repair. We report a case of laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in a 9-year-old boy using slender forceps which addressed all the above mentioned concerns. This shows a possibility of needlescopic surgery in children....

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