42584 - Paediatric and Child Surgery (A-K)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Docente: Mario Lima
  • Credits:: 1
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Blended Learning
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will get a base knowledge on the most important congenital malformations of the respiratory, digestive and genito-urinary tract and on the most frequent pediatric pathologies that require surgical treatment. Furthermore the student will acquire the clinical capability of formulating a diagnosis with the correct use of the most common investigations. He or she will get to know the surgical procedures in order to correct such pathologies, both with a tradional open and minimally invasive approach.

Course contents

Congenital chest wall deformities: pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, bifidity of the sternum. Congenital cystic pulmonary airway malformations (CPAMs): pulmonary sequestration, bronchogenic cyst, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation. Postero-lateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Bochdalek hernia). Retrosternal congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Morgagni-Larrey hernia). Congenital diaphragmatic eventration. Esophageal atresia. Esophageal achalasia. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease in children. Congenital Defects of the Abdominal Wall: omphalocele and gastroschisis. Disorders of Intestinal Rotation and Fixation. Pyloric stenosis. Intestinal atresia. Ano-rectal malformations. Meconium ileus. Hirschprung disease. Alimentary Tract Duplications. Meckel diverticulum. Intussusception. Acute appendicitis. Biliary atresia. Choledochal cyst. Cholelithiasis. Phymosis. Hypospadias. Varicocele. Persistent Patent processus vaginalis: inguinal hernia, hydroceles, spermatic chord hydroceles. Undescended testis and cryptorchidism. Acute scrotum. Multicystic kidney. Hydronephrosis. Primitive obstructive Megaureter. Vesico-ureteral reflux. Posterior urethral valves. Wilms' tumor. Neuroblastoma. Hepatic tumors.


Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, M.Lima, Springer-Verlag Italia 2013

Pediatric Endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, M.Lima, Clueb 2013

Pediatric Urology , M.Lima - G.Manzoni, Springer -Verlag Italia 2014

Chirurgia Pediatrica, M. Lima - G. Ruggeri, EdiSES – Napoli , 2015

Pediatric Digestive Surgery, M.Lima, Springer-Verlag Italia 2017

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, training in the ward and in the Operative Room

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Pediatria generale e specialistica. 1. CHIRURGIA


Clueb 2013

Office hours

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