Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Child Using Slender Forceps

Kazuaki Shibuya, Hideki Kawamura, Munenori Tahara, Masahiro Takahashi, Akinobu Taketomi


Laparoscopic procedures in children are technically demanding because of reduced working space with careful monitoring of pneumoperitoneum pressure. 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.


Pediatric cholelithiasis; Laparoscopy; Needlescopy

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