Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical Faculty of Kutahya Health Sciences University
Magnetic Surgery is defined as surgical treatment by utilization of magnetic technology. There have been many clinical and experimental studies on this field over the last 10 years. After first Magnetic Surgery congress in China last year, in this year, the 2nd International Congress of Magnetic Surgery was held at 12-14 April, in Xi'an, China, again. The experts experienced in Magnetic Surgery invited from United States, China, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Turkey, Argentina and Hong Kong have shared their knowledge and recent developments about Magnetic Surgery. At the end of the congress, Magnetic Surgery Alliance was established, second consensus on Magnetic Surgery was determined, and the publication of the Magnetic Surgery Book was also planned.
Magnetic Surgery, which has been tried in the treatment of many diseases, is now used in the routine treatment of many diseases. It is applied clinically in Pediatric Surgery especially in treatments such as esophageal atresia repair, treatment of esophageal strictures, intestinal anastomosis (Magnetic Compression Anastamosis-Magnamosis, Harrison Ring™), pectus excavatum treatment (Magnetic Mini-Moover®), laparoscopic surgery (ImanLap® Alligator Clamp), (LINX® Magnetic Gastroesophageal Reflux Barrier). Magnamosis is used increasingly in large patient series in hepatobiliary anastomoses, strictures and even liver transplantation. The magnet, which has been used since ancient times, is now being used in many treatments.
It is understood through the search of articles related to Magnetic Surgery that unfortunately, this field does not receive enough attention in Turkey. In this presentation, it is aimed to share, albeit briefly, the latest national and international knowledge and experiences, latest developments and clinical applications related to Magnetic Surgery with the society of Pediatric Surgery, and to open the door of national and international collaboration which will increase the experimental and clinical studies related to this subject.