Gynecologic Surgery in the Pediatric and Adolescent Populations: Review of Perioperative and Operative Considerations.


Gynecologists are often consulted on pediatric and adolescent patients who may require a surgical treatment for a gynecologic diagnosis. This patient population can present an interesting challenge for a nonpediatrician. It is helpful to review the differences in anatomy, alterations in drug dosing, surgical limitations, and counseling and consent requirements in this patient population before proceeding with a surgical treatment. This is a review of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative considerations for gynecologic surgery in the pediatric and adolescent patient population.