Silvia Anaclerio

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BACKGROUND The surgical outcome of conotruncal heart defects in patients with genetic syndromes has been poorly studied. The aim of this prospective 5-year multicenter study was to elucidate the post-surgical death rate of children with conotruncal heart defects in relation to the presence of associated genetic syndromes. METHODS Two institutions enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) is one of the most common cardiac defects associated with DiGeorge syndrome. The pattern of the pulmonary circulation determines the complexity of this type of heart disease. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of DiGeorge syndrome with deletion 22q11 in patients with(More)
A case of diffuse bronchiectasis concerning an entire lung in an eight-year-old boy is described. The disease in this case was widespread in the entire left lung and was considered as consequent to a defect in the development of the left bronchial wall. Because of the frequent respiratory infections, occurring since birth, and given the good anatomical and(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term prognosis in infants affected by paroxysmal reciprocating supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), to identify predictors of SVT disappearance, and to assess the efficacy of electrophysiologically guided drug therapy in preventing recurrences. METHODS AND RESULTS A six step regimen of oral therapy was(More)
This paper aims to describe a case of a twelve-year-old girl affected by "scalenus syndrome" and who, at its outbreak, suffered great pain, cyanosis hyperhydrosis in the affected arm. The patient's follow-up took place at the Children's Hospital of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". The diagnosis, already clear from the anamnesis as well as from both the(More)
This work aims at describing a particular case of tuberculous lymphadenitis with negative tuberculin skin test in a five-year child who has afterwards developed Hodgkin disease. BK presence is initially demonstrated through the examination of a first bioptic sample of a lymph-node, then confirmed by the presence in the serum of mycobacterial antigens on the(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic syndromes occur in 20% of patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The impact of genetic syndromes on surgical repair of TOF in infancy is still under investigation. METHODS This retrospective study reviews the outcome of 306 consecutive patients (median age, 5.1 months) who underwent primary (266) or staged (40) repair of TOF between(More)
Purpose: Patients with cardiovascular malformations (CVMs) and deletion 22q11 from our series were studied in order to (1) analyze the association with dysmorphic features and noncardiac anomalies, (2) identify specific cardiac patterns and the distinctive association with additional CVMs.Methods: From 1993 to 2000, 931 patients with CVM (95 with a clinical(More)