Minimally invasive surgery in pediatric endocrinology

E. Freud, M. Zer

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The use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in children and adolescents is steadily increasing. The aim of the present review was to summarize the status of MIS in pediatric endocrinology. We found that laparoscopic procedures have been proven useful for the diagnosis or treatment of endometriosis and its associated manifestations, undescended testicles, ambiguous genitalia, adnexal torsion and ovarian cyst. Considering the safety and efficacy of these applications, the more rapid recovery of the patients, and the considerably less pain induced, we believe MIS will gradually take precedence over standard procedures in many areas of endocrinology in the young population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000


  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Undescended testes


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