Single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES) is used in many centers for routine cases such as appendectomies and cholecystectomies, but more complex procedures are still infrequently performed. We report the case of a 9-month-old girl with Down syndrome diagnosed with a duodenal web who underwent duodenal web resection and tapering using a SIPES technique. The procedure was performed through a single 2-cm incision in the umbilicus and took 209 minutes. Postoperatively, the patient was feeding well, gaining weight, and had no appreciable scar at a follow up of 6 months. SIPES duodenal web resection in an infant is a reasonable alternative to conventional triangulated laparoscopy that can be performed safely with good functional and cosmetic postoperative results.
- Down syndrome
- Duodenal web
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health