CC BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2022; 10(01): e13-e19
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1740935
Case Report

Writing a Case Report in Pediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Guideline

Xiaoyan Feng
1   Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
,
Richard Wagner
1   Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
,
Silvia Rogers
2   Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
,
Martin Lacher
1   Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
,
Ophelia Aubert
1   Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
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Abstract

An effective case report delivers clear and valuable clinical or surgical information to the medical community. Case reports dealing with pediatric surgical issues raise the medical community's awareness of rare diseases, unusual presentations of common disorders, or novel surgical or nonsurgical treatment approaches. Thus, case reports contribute substantially to medical advance by sharing remarkable or unexpected findings. For this reason, case reports should be prepared with vigilance, and current conventions on good medial writing practice should be observed. This guideline aims to assist clinicians and surgeons in the successful publishing of a compelling case report in pediatric surgery that is read and understood by the intended audience.



Publication History

Received: 19 September 2021

Accepted: 24 September 2021

Article published online:
10 February 2022

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