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Sternal cleft is a chest wall malformation that can expose mediastinal viscera and vessels to injuries. It can be classified into two forms, complete and partial. Its etiology and incidence are unknown and it is often associated with other defects. The aim of this article is to review the literature and report our experience with this rare anomaly, focusing(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital and acquired airway anomalies represent a relatively common albeit challenging problem in a national tertiary care hospital. In the past, most of these patients were sent to foreign Centres because of the lack of local experience in reconstructive surgery of the paediatric airway. In 2009, a dedicated team was established at our(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of surgical and organizational events that occurred in the whole Department of Paediatric Surgery at Gaslini Children’s Hospital through an incident-reporting system in order to identify the vulnerabilities of this system and improve it. This is a 6-month prospective observational study (1st January–1st(More)
Severe tracheomalacia presents a significant challenge for Paediatricians, Intensivists, Respiratory Physicians, Otolaryngologists and Paediatric Surgeons. The treatment of tracheomacia remains controversial, but aortopexy is considered by most to be one of the best options. We conducted a review of the English literature relating to aortopexy.Among 125(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The removal of a pectus bar fixed with a metallic stabilizer can be time consuming and tedious, because in some cases, fibrous or new bone tissue covers the metallic devices. Our study aims to evaluate bar removal in 2 groups of patients with metallic and absorbable stabilizers, respectively. METHODS A total of 162 patients underwent(More)
AIM The aim of this paper was to provide the main clinical features, surgical details, and long term outcome of patients with gastroschisis and omphalocele operated on at Giannina Gaslini Institute between 1976 and 2009. METHODS All patients who were operated on between 1976 and 2009 for omphalocele or gastroschisis were included. Detailed informations(More)
Kluyvera species are described infrequently in association with clinically significant infections, and infections caused by these gram negative rods are rare in children. The spectrum of disease due to Kluyvera infection in children includes urinary tract infections, enteritis, soft tissue infections, sepsis, central venous catheter infections and(More)
BACKGROUND Our study aims at disclosing epidemiology and most relevant clinical features of esophageal atresia (EA) pointing to a model of multicentre collaboration. METHODS A detailed questionnaire was sent to all Italian Units of pediatric surgery in order to collect data of patients born with EA between January and December 2012. The results were(More)
OBJECTIVES Since the introduction of the Nuss technique for pectus excavatum (PE) repair, stabilization of the bar has been a matter of debate and a crucial point for the outcome, as bar dislocation remains one of the most frequent complications. Several techniques have been described, most of them including the use of a metal stabilizer, which, however,(More)
Anomalies of the carotid vessels are compared with a frequency of 4-16% in the angiographic experience but such data don't reflect the real prevalence. In fact those anomalies are often asymptomatic for which only few patients with this anomaly are evaluated by morphological studies. The authors reviewing their experience of 3033 echo duplex of the cervical(More)