Pioneering op for girl

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An 18-month-old girl from West Lothian has become among the first in Scotland to benefit from new state-of-the-art equipment which helps doctors perform keyhole surgery.

The £100,000 facility in Edinburgh was funded by donations to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Rowan Crombie, who lives in Philpstoun, West Lothian, underwent keyhole surgery at the hospital after developing a cyst close to her liver.

Her father Keith said the procedure meant she suffered less discomfort, healed quicker compared to open surgery, and had less scarring.