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Pediatric surgery

The department of Pediatric Surgery is concerned with especially complex and multidisciplinary surgical treatment in children from 0 till 18 year.

About our Department

Our research

Background information

The surgical procedures include repair of congenital malformations, transplant surgery, complex multidisciplinary surgery, trauma surgery, fetal therapy, and ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation treatment.
A long-term follow-up program for these patients is in place.

The department has two basic research programs:

  1. Lung development, BronchoPulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) and developmental biology of the lung and diaphragm and genetics.
  2. The enteral nerve system Hirschsprung’s disease in collaboration with the department of Clinical Genetics.

Clinical studies and long-term follow-up research are focussed on congenital anatomical malformations.

  • The third research program is experimental and clinical research in minimal access surgery.
  • The fourth research concerns pediatric pharmacology and care research focussed on pain.

Overall aim

The overal aim is translational, clinical and long-term follow-up research on the treatment of Congenital Anatomical Anomalies to improve the outcome for these patients.

Research focus areas

  1. Translational research: developmental biology and genetics.
  2. Clinical research: colorectal, thoracic and vascular malformations
  3. Long-term follow-up and transition to adulthood.
  4. Pharmacology research in pain.
  5. Fetal diagnostic and therapy.
  6. Minimal Access Surgery.

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