Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a general term used to define any surgical procedure that’s performed in or on the chest.

It may be used to treat esophageal problems, gastroesophageal reflux, lung abnormalities, chest tumors, and rib reconstruction after a major injury. When a child develops a chest disease, such as gastric reflux, a tumor, or a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, he or she needs specialist treatment from a pediatric surgeon.

What conditions need Pediatric Thoracic Surgery?

  • Complex congenital lesions of the chest and congenital diaphragmatic hernia are examples of congenital chest problems.
  • Chest tumors, including neuroblastomas, lymphomas, thymic tumors, and teratomas
  • Complex esophageal and airway disorders, such as esophageal atresia (abnormality of the esophagus), esophageal duplications (esophageal cysts), tracheoesophageal fistulas (abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea), and esophageal strictures (narrowing of the esophagus)
  • Lung infection and trauma, such as (pneumonia), pneumothorax (collapsed lung), and other acquired lung disorders necessitating surgical intervention.
  • Pectus abnormalities, such as pectus excavatum (concave chest), pectus carinatum (pigeon chest), and rib flaring
  • Cystic lung disease and masses, including pulmonary sequestrations of the lung, a condition that can interfere with normal circulation, cause respiratory infections and possibly heart failure, and bronchogenic cysts that affect the esophagus and trachea
  • Hyperhidrosis is a debilitating condition that causes excessive sweating in amounts greater than what is needed to regulate body temperature.

The type of thoracic surgery varies greatly depending on the kind of disease and the specific nature of the treatment. Open surgery may need a significant chest incision, while less invasive treatments using video-assisted or robot-assisted methods are becoming more common.

What is the Need for Pediatric Thoracic Surgery?

A child may need thoracic surgery for a variety of reasons, including congenital abnormalities or other disorders. Some surgeries may involve the excision of a lung tumor or any defect that a child may have had from birth but has recently gotten infected, such as pulmonary sequestration.
Pediatric thoracic surgeons are also experienced in performing esophageal surgery for a variety of diseases, including trachea-esophageal fistulas. These surgeries are often minimally invasive, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

Dr. Adwait Prakash is an expert pediatric-thoracic surgery practicing in Indore.

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