Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Children Younger Than 14 Years: Refuting the Concerns

@article{Alqahtani2016LaparoscopicSG,
  title={Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Children Younger Than 14 Years: Refuting the Concerns},
  author={Aayed R. Alqahtani and Mohamed O. Elahmedi and Awadh R. Al Qahtani},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={263},
  pages={312–319}
}
Objective:To evaluate the effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) on growth in children younger than 14 years in a matched control study. Background:Debatable concerns result in denying young children access to bariatric surgery. Methods:Our multidisciplinary program database was used to extract data of young nonsyndromic children (age ⩽14 years) who underwent LSG. Patients were age, sex, and height z-score matched with those on nonsurgical weight management, and their results were… 
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