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Tottori University Hospital > Index of Department > 1st Surgery : Pediatric Surgery

Index of Department

1st Surgery : Pediatric Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Head of division
    Shinji Ohtani
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In the Division of Pediatric Surgery, we provide treatment for surgical diseases for patients of 15 years old or younger. Children are not miniature versions of adults; their physical functions are not matured and in the growing process, there are many diseases seen only in children and they need special mental care. Therefore, it is recommended that pediatric surgical diseases be treated at a specialized facility. Compared to surgical treatment in adults, the characteristics of pediatric surgery is mainly to fix basic physical functions (e.g., eating, breathing, and egestion).

  • A scene of surgery

Field of expertise

Treatment of all pediatric surgical diseases, especially surgical treatment of gastrointestinal disease, respiratory disease, and urological disease

Diseases of interests

  • Neonate (a baby aged one month or less): Esophagus atresia, duodenal atresia, annular pancreas, aproctia, meconium peritonitis, necrotizing enterocolitis, hernia of the umbilical cord, abdominal fissure, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, Hirschsprung's disease, cystic lung disease, diaphragmatic hernia, neuroblastoma, etc.
  • Infant (younger than one year old): Biliary atresia, bowel intussusception, inguinal hernia, undescended testis, hypospadias, vesicoureteric reflux, hydronephrosis, complete phimosis, etc.
  • Child (younger than six year old): Inguinal hernia, congenital biliary dilatation, vicious tumor, vesicoureteric reflux, hydronephrosis, etc.
  • School-age child and beyond (six year old and older): Acute appendicitis, vicious tumor, etc.

Principal treatment

We provide surgical treatment for the above-mentioned diseases. Recently, we have introduced microsurgery that is increasingly used for surgery in adult patients.

We hospitalize neonate patients in NICU and treat them in collaboration with NICU staff.

Non-neonate patients are hospitalized in the General Pediatric Ward, allowing collaboration with other departments such as Pediatrics for patients with complications. We also perform intubation of feeding tubes and central venous catheter placement.

Principal tests

  • Contrast examination of the gastrointestinal tract (contrast examination of upper gastrointestinal tract, enema examination, etc.)
  • Endoscopic examination (upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, etc.)
  • Ultrasonography, etc.