A History of Surgical Paediatrics by Robert Carachi, Dan G. Young, Cenk Buyukunal

By Robert Carachi, Dan G. Young, Cenk Buyukunal

This ebook offers an authoritative evaluate of the worldwide improvement of surgical paediatrics. Biographical bills of key those who constructed this fairly new uniqueness, lots of whom at the moment are family names, are offered. The compendium additionally recognizes the big contribution of imaging (ultrasound/MRI and puppy scans), minimum invasive surgical procedure, and fetal surgical procedure, in addition to the function of similar journals and institutions, within the development of surgical paediatrics. the various participants were instrumental to the improvement of surgical paediatrics of their respective international locations, and feature significant all over the world impact at the administration of kids requiring surgical care. via their helpful perception and first-hand event, this booklet not just shines a gentle at the prior achievements of prior generations of paediatric surgeons, but additionally serves as a version to motivate destiny generations to do likewise.

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Techniques of hypospadias repair were multiplying and the great era of cardiac surgery for a whole range of congenital anomalies began under Tim Cartmill in Sydney, Morgan Windsor in Brisbane, Darcy Sutherland in Adelaide and Roger Mee in Melbourne. qxd 3/2/2009 4:56 PM Page 30 3rd Reading 30 E. D. Smith for surgery or conservative management of ureteric reflux were defined, and techniques for ureteric implantation, partial nephrectomy for dysplasia, ureteroceles and duplex ureters, bladder augmentation and implantation of artificial sphincters, and the endoscopic resection of urethral valves were developed.

Sloane (Medical Director), Durham Smith, Mark Ravitch (Visitor), Russell Howard and Murray Clarke. Hirschsprung’s Disease; Peter Jones (Fig. 11) wrote a monograph on torticollis, and edited a widely used textbook for students “Clinical Paediatric Surgery”16 and co-authored a book on tumours in children;17 John Solomon continued to be a leader in the management of burns; Robert Fowler had a penetrating mind for research, initially in transplantation, and contributed to the ano-rectal work; Durham Smith was initially assistant to Hooper as a neurosurgeon, and wrote a monograph on spina bifida in 1959,18 but under Stephens as both mentor and co-author, was associated with studies on anorectal lesions, hypospadias and general urology.

As early as in 1921 Fritz Demmer reported on a successfully operated ileal atresia. The child, referred from the obstetric clinic to the Second University Clinic of Surgery on the first day after its birth, had a simultaneous small omphalocele (hernia in the cord). When exposing the umbilical hernia it was found that an additional ileal atresia with a microcolon was present. Demmer resected the markedly dilated distal end of the ileum and restored continuity by performing a side-to-side anastomosis between the ileum and the ascending colon.

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