Preface.- 1 Prenatal diagnosis and obstetric management.- 2 Digestive radiology.- 3 Diagnostic tools.- 4 Operative endoscopy.-5 Anaesthesiology.- 6 Perioperative intensive care.- 7 Clinical nutrition.- 8 Vascular rings.- 9 Congenital esophageal stenosis.- 10 Achalasia and esophageal motility disorders.- 11 Laringotracheoesophageal cleft.- 12 Esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula.- 13 Hiatal hernia and gastro-esophageal reflux.- 14 Esophageal replacement.- 15 Pyloric stenosis.- 16 Congenital duodenal stenosis.- 17 Caustic ingestion and foreign bodies.- 18 Intestinal malrotation.- 19 Foregut duplications.- 20 Meckel diverticulum.- 21 Acute appendicitis.- 22 Intussusception.- 23 Hirschsprung disease and other enteric neuropathies.- 24 Intestinal pseudo-obstruction.- 25 Intestinal transplant.- 26 Inflammatory bowel diseases.- 27 Anorectal malformations.- 28 Nesidioblastosis.- 29 Hepatobiliopancreatic pathology.- 30 Portal Hypertension.- 31 Liver transplant.- 32 Short bowel syndrome.- 33 Intestinal polyposis.- 34 Tumours.- 35 Robotic surgery .- 36 Augmented reality in digestive surgery.- Subject Index.
Mario Lima is Full Professor at the University of Bologna and Director of the Pediatric Surgery Unit at the "Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi" hospital and at the "Ospedale Maggiore" of Bologna. He is Director of the Graduate School for Pediatric Surgery at the University of Bologna. Author of over 450 scientific publications and 22 monographs, he performed over 5000 surgical procedures as first operator. He is known internationally for the use of mini-invasive techniques in thorax, abdominal, genital and urinary surgery, both in neonates and children. He is past deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna, and past Dean of the integrated Department of children, adolescent and women's health of the "Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi" and Presidetn in charge President of the Medical and Surgical Society in Bologna, Italy.
"The writing is sufficiently clear to be understood by all, and the book is well organized. The 60 authors are well-known pediatric surgeons from Italy (predominantly) and Europe, with a few from the United States. ... Overall, this is a thin contribution to the field of pediatric digestive surgery which repeats information more easily and comprehensively available in standard textbooks on the subject." (Robert M. Arensman, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)