42584 - Paediatric and Child Surgery (L-Z)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will have the basic knowledge o major congenital malformations of the Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Urologic and Genital tracts, as well as the most frequent surgical pathologies of infancy and childhood. In particular the student will be able to perform clinical reasoning that leads to the diagnosis, with the proper use of the most common imaging techniques. He will know also the surgical procedures for the correction of these conditions, either those performed by traditional surgery than the most update mini-invasive procedures

Course contents

Abnormalities of the thoracic cage: bifid sternum, pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum; pulmonary sequestration; Bronchogenic cyst; Cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung; Congenital diaphragmatic hernia of Bochdalek; Congenital diaphragmatic hernia of Morgagni - Larrey; Congenital diaphragmatic eventration; Esophageal atresia ; Tracheo-esophageal fistula; Achalasic megaesophagus; Gastro -oesophageal reflux disease; Omphalocele; Gastroschisis; Intestinal malrotation; Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis; Intestinal atresia; Anorectal malformations; Meconium ileus; Hirschsprung's disease; Digestive duplications; Meckel's diverticulum; Intussusception; Acute appendicitis; Biliary atresia; Choledochal cyst and megacoledoco; cholelithiasis; phimosis; hypospadias; Varicocele; Inguinal hernia; hydrocele; cysts of the spermatic cord; Cryptorchidism; Acute scrotum; Multicystic kidney; Hydronephrosis; Megaureter; Vesicoureteral reflux; Posterior urethral valves; Wilms' tumor; neuroblastoma; liver tumors

Readings/Bibliography

Book of Pediatria Generale e Specialistica

Teaching methods

Frontal lesson

Assessment methods

During the examination generally I try to ask students the topics explained in class

Teaching tools

Slides of the lessons

Office hours

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