All publications of “Elia Garcia Caldini”

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Comparison between two surgical techniques for prenatal correction of meningomyelocele in sheep

Silvia Rejane Fontoura Herrera, Ricardo José de Almeida Leme, Paulo Roberto Valente, Élia Garcia Caldini, Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva, Denise Araujo Lapa Pedreira

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000400011

Objective:To compare the classical neurosurgical technique with a new simplified technique for prenatal repair of a myelomeningocelelike defect in sheep.METHODS:A myelomeningocele-like defect (laminectomy and dural excision) was created in the lumbar region on day 90 of gestation in 9 pregnant sheep. Correction technique was randomized. In Group 1 the defect was corrected using the classic neurosurgical technique of three-layer suture (dura mater, muscle and skin closure) performed by a neurosurgeon. In Group 2, a fetal medicine specialist used a biosynthetic […]

Modification of the gasless fetoscopy technique for the treatment of large myelomeningocele: a study in sheep

Denise Araujo Lapa Pedreira, Gregório Lorenzo Acácio, Rogério Chaccur Abou-Jamra, Rita de Cássia Sanches Oliveira, Elia Garcia Caldini, Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1440

ABSTRACTObjective:To change the gasless fetoscopy technique in order to reduce the diameter of entry orifices in the myometrium.Methods:Seven pregnant ewes were submitted to fetoscopy for repairing a large skin defect measuring 4.0 × 3.0 cm, created in the fetal lumbar region at the gestational age of 100 days. The defect was repaired through continuous suture of the skin with approximation of borders. Gasless fetoscopy was used for performing the suture with three orifices to allow entry of the trocar into […]