EXPERIENCE OF AN ONCOLOGICAL PEDIATRIC SURGEON: 12-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE STUDY. QUITO, ECUADOR

Alexánder Antonio Jara Chávez, Carolina Vanessa Saldaña Rodríguez, Silvana Jeannett Suarez Merchan, Víctor Alfonso Terán Pérez, Betty Fernandez Santamaria, Paulina Elizabeth Durán Mora, Jéssica Isabel Vargas Palma, Juan José Paz y Miño Moscoso, Carina Fernanda Chávez Jaramillo, Carlos Humberto Vicuña Mariño

Abstract


OBJECTIVES: Description of different types of surgeries performed most frequently by a Pediatric
Oncologist Surgeon.
METHOD: Retrospective analysis of pediatric patients with oncological pathology who underwent surgical treatment by a
Pediatric Oncologist Surgeon in the city of Quito – Ecuador, from July 2005 to October 2016.
RESULTS: For the present study, a total of 2075 surgeries were identied, classifying them according to areas of the body;
resulting in the most demanded surgeries with 62.93% thoracic surgeries, secondly with 13.25% (275) were abdominal
surgeries; neck surgeries occupy third place with 7.13% (148), fourth with 6.50% (135) skin-related surgeries; Inguinal region
occupies the fth place with 2.31% (48), surgeries performed in the oral cavity in sixth place with 1.44% (30) and lastly with 6.40%
(133) we nd several surgeries such as Catheter Picc Line ttings, excision and tumor biopsies of limbs, cleaning and surgical
review of areas that are not mentioned before.
CONCLUSION: In medicine it is important to an oncological pathology the timely detection and appropriate treatment by
specialized and trained professionals in a given area. The lack of specialists in Pediatric Oncological Surgery is evident; in
Quito - Ecuador during the years of the present study there was only one specialist who with his scientic contribution, surgical
ability and multidisciplinary team in oncology improved the quality and lifestyle of patients and family members; In addition,
with this study, a precedent is created in an area as delicate as cancer surgery of children


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