ESPES Manual of Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Ciro Esposito
  • François Becmeur
  • Henri Steyaert
  • Philipp Szavay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Raimundo Beltrà Picó
      Pages 3-15
    3. Zacharias Zachariou
      Pages 17-25
    4. Jürgen Schleef, Sara Cherti, Edoardo Guida
      Pages 27-30
    5. Jozef Babala
      Pages 31-37
    6. Jean Stephane Valla, Agnese Roberti, Maria Escolino, Ciro Esposito
      Pages 39-45
    7. Piergiorgio Gamba, Alba Ganarin, Miguel Garcia Magne
      Pages 47-52
    8. Azad Najmaldin, Thomas Cundy, Donatella Di Fabrizio, Naved Alizai
      Pages 53-59
    9. Aly Shalaby, Amulya K. Saxena
      Pages 61-69
    10. Isabela Drăghici, Liviu Drăghici
      Pages 71-75
    11. Modupeola Diyaolu, Todd A. Ponsky
      Pages 77-85
    12. Azad Najmaldin, Ciro Esposito, Philippe Montupet, Henri Steyaert
      Pages 87-95
    13. Giuseppe Cortese, Costanza Tognon, Giuseppe Servillo, Piergiorgio Gamba
      Pages 97-110
  3. Chest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Gloria Pelizzo
      Pages 113-118
    3. Anna-May Long, Alex C. H. Lee
      Pages 119-123
    4. Steven Rothenberg
      Pages 125-130
    5. Arnaud Bonnard, Liza Ali
      Pages 135-140
    6. Lucas E. Matthyssens
      Pages 147-155
    7. Holger Till, Ahmed El Haddad
      Pages 157-162
  4. Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Giovanna Riccipetitoni, Francesca Destro, Claudio Vella, Luciano Maestri, Tiziana Russo
      Pages 179-184
    3. Ciro Esposito, Maria Escolino, Fulvia Del Conte, Alessandra Farina, Giuseppe Cortese, Marta Iannazzone et al.
      Pages 185-190
    4. Alberto Sgrò, Rossella Arnoldi, Carlo Gemme, Germana Casaccia, Enrico Felici, Alessio Pini Prato
      Pages 191-197
    5. Philippe Montupet, Ciro Esposito, Mario Mendoza-Sagaon
      Pages 199-204
    6. Nikolaos Baltogiannis
      Pages 205-209
    7. J. A. Sobrino, S. D. St. Peter
      Pages 211-217
    8. Miguel Guelfand
      Pages 229-235
    9. Munther Haddad
      Pages 243-246
    10. J. A. Sobrino, G. W. Holcomb III
      Pages 247-250
    11. Jennifer Billington, Ashish Desai
      Pages 251-255
    12. Orkan Ergün
      Pages 257-263
    13. Omid Madadi-Sanjani, Claus Petersen, Christoph Zoeller, Benno M. Ure, Joachim F. Kuebler
      Pages 265-270
    14. Naved Kamal Alizai
      Pages 271-280
    15. David C. van der Zee
      Pages 281-284
    16. Catarina Barroso, Jorge Correia-Pinto
      Pages 285-290
    17. François Becmeur, C. Klipfel
      Pages 291-297
    18. Gabriela Guillén, Sergio López-Fernández, José Andrés Molino, Manuel López
      Pages 299-307
    19. Alejandra Vilanova-Sánchez, Richard J. Wood, Rebecca M. Rentea, Marc A. Levitt
      Pages 315-321
    20. Philipp Szavay
      Pages 323-327
    21. François Becmeur, C. Klipfel
      Pages 329-332
    22. Cindy Gomes Ferreira, François Becmeur, Paul Philippe
      Pages 333-341

About this book


This book is devoted to all the aspects of pediatric minimally invasive surgery and is written under the patronage of the European Society of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery (ESPES) with the participation of leading international experts on Pediatric MIS. Comprising more than 50 chapters, the book begins with an introductory section describing the general and technical aspects of MIS approaches including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, retroperitoneoscopy and robotic surgery. The main part of the book is divided into five subsections, each of which focuses on a specific system: thorax, abdomen, urology, gynecology and varia. For each subsection, the book examines several pathologies, accurately describing their clinical and diagnostic aspects and providing detailed information on the operative techniques, tips and tricks used in their treatment. Further, the book addresses potential complications in MIS and better ways to manage and prevent them.

The volume will be of interest for pediatric surgeons, pediatric urologists or other professionals that need to access accurate descriptions of the MIS approaches adopted for the different surgical pathologies. At the same time, it addresses the needs of novices, including trainees, looking for general information on the management of the various diseases encountered in the pediatric population.


Laparoscopy Children Infants Minimally access surgery Retroperitoneoscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ciro Esposito
    • 1
  • François Becmeur
    • 2
  • Henri Steyaert
    • 3
  • Philipp Szavay
    • 4
  1. 1.Pediatric Surgery UnitUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.Pediatric Surgery UnitCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de HautepierreStrasbourgFrance
  3. 3.Pediatric Surgery UnitQueen Fabiola Children’s University HospitalBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Pediatric Surgery DepartmentLuzerner KantonsspitalLuzernSwitzerland

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