Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

The part between the neck and the abdomen is called “thorax”. Respiratory diseases are the most common diseases in children. Environmental factors play an important role in affecting the respiratory system. So even the slightest air change can affect children. Surgical treatments of diseases in organs located in the thorax (chest) region are in the field of pediatric surgeons.

Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Situations frequently encountered in pediatric thoracic surgery:

  •  Chest deformities (inward or outward rib cage)
  • Trachea narrowing
  • Thymus gland tumors
  • Lung membrane rupture (pneumothorax)
  • Fluid in the chest cavity
  • Lung inflammation
  • Chest injuries (fractures, bleeding or organ injuries)
  • Herniations in organs adjacent to the diaphragm

See Also: Pediatric Surgery

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