By Robert Carachi, Dan G. Young, Cenk Buyukunal

This booklet presents an authoritative evaluate of the worldwide improvement of surgical paediatrics. Biographical money owed of key those that built this really new uniqueness, a lot of whom are actually family names, are provided. 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. a number of the members were instrumental to the improvement of surgical paediatrics of their respective international locations, and feature substantial all over the world impact at the administration of youngsters requiring surgical care. via their worthy perception and first-hand adventure, this e-book not just shines a mild at the prior achievements of earlier generations of paediatric surgeons, but additionally serves as a version to inspire destiny generations to do likewise.

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He was the first surgeon to be associated with paediatric surgery to hold this position. The seminal surgical contribution of the hospital, however, was in the management of intussusception. C. P. B. Clubbe (later Sir Charles) had written a monograph on the diagnosis and treatment of intussusception,3 and reported the first successful resection of an intussusception in a child in 1897, but it was the work of P. L. Hipsley in the next two decades that established the value of hydrostatic reduction of the mass.

The maxillofacial reconstruction of grossly deforming lesions of the face, jaws and skull has been made possible by computer planning, steriotactic imaging and cooperation between neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons and ophthalmologists. With improved antenatal diagnosis by imaging techniques, foetal surgery intervention is a growing field in urinary obstruction, diaphragmatic hernia and other bowel anomalies. Almost all the major centres for paediatric surgery in Australia have active surgical research programs.

In 1864 Josef Weinlechner was asked to serve at St. Anna Kinderspital. Weinlechner’s appointment marked a major upswing in paediatric surgery at St. Anna Kinderspital. During this time he also applied for an assistant professorship in surgery with special emphasis on paediatric surgery. This application was dated July 1, 1865: a milestone in the history of paediatric surgery because it was extremely unusual at the time to apply for a professor’s degree in paediatric surgery. He submitted his thesis on the cleft lip and was awarded a professorship on October 10, 1865.

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