Resection of a duodenal web using single-incision pediatric endosurgery

Oliver J. Muensterer, Erik N. Hansen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)989-993
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Down syndrome
  • Duodenal web
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pediatric
  • Single-incision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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