7-year-old boy operated for 14 hours, skull tumor removed

Fourteen hours of intervention and a multidisciplinary team made up of neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, anesthetists to remove a neoplasm of the skull bones in a 7-year-old child, that is Ewing’s sarcoma. The operation was performed at the Bari Polyclinic. The little patient left intensive care.

The neoplasm was examined and studied by a multidisciplinary staff of neurocologists, neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons. The choice was to make a single intervention in three phases: demolition, tumor resective and reconstructive. For the little patient it was a case of relapse.

Ewing’s sarcoma had been diagnosed two years earlier in the pelvis, associated with bone and lung metastases. Despite cycles of chemotherapy, autotransplantation and subsequent localized radiotherapy, the tumor returned last May. “The multidisciplinarity required in the management of a complex clinical case is only possible in a large hospital, such as the Policlinico di Bari, which is reconfirmed as a specialist reference center in Puglia and at a national level”, explains the general director Giovanni Migliore. (HANDLE).


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