Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric surgery is a subspeciality of surgery involving surgery of foetuses, infants, children, adolescents,and young adults.

Common paediatric diseases that may require pediatric surgery include :

Congenital malformations

  • Lymphangioma
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Meconium plugs
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Imperforate anus
  • Undescended testes

Congenital cases

  • Congenital diseases of the lung
  • Emphysemas, congenital cysts of the lung and mediastinum

Abdominal wall defects

  • Omphalocele
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hernias

Chest wall deformities

  • Pectus excavatum

Childhood tumours

  • Neuroblastoma
  • Wilms' tumour
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • ATRT
  • Liver tumours
  • Teratomas