[Comment] Long-term implications and global impact of paediatric surgery
Irrespective of variations across geography, culture, and socioeconomic status, paediatric surgery differs from other surgical subspecialties. Children are not small adults. Surgery for infants and children is typically undertaken for congenital, rare, and complex conditions and the consequences of both the condition and its treatment can affect that individual for life. Above all, the surgical outcome needs to stand the test of time.