Congenital and acquired malformations
of the trachea (windpipe) often require complex techniques and
a multidisciplinary approach. We have has established a tracheal reconstruction program
at Hasbro Children's Hospital in collaboration with Drs. Sharon
Gibson and Jan Groblewski, pediatric otorhinolaryngologists (ENT-specialists).
Surgical intervention on the
unborn child is now a feasible approach for the treatment of
certain fetal conditions. The Division of Pediatric Surgery has
developed a program with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence and its counterpart
at New England Medical Center in Boston, which is known as the
Lifespan Fetal Treatment Program. The focus of this program,
for now, is the laser treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Pectus Carinatum and Pectus
Dr. Muratore and Dr. Kurkchubasche have
a special interest in chest wall deformities and the management
of pectus problems. They have a specialized clinic and work closely
with other physicians, such as pulmonary, cardiac and imaging
Vascular Anomalies Clinic
We also offer a multidisciplinary
approach to complex vascular and lymphatic malformations (commonly
known as hemangiomas, cystic hygromas, lymphangiomas, vascular
malformations, venous malformations or cavernous hemangiomas).
The team is composed of a pediatric surgeon (Dr. Muratore , a pediatric plastic surgeon (Dr. Albert Woo)
and an interventional radiologist (Dr. Soares). Patients are seen in the Pediatric
Surgery Office, and can undergo a variety of treatments, ranging
from close observation (if the lesion is expected to go away
over time) to radiologic, minimally invasive or surgical intervention.
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