This is a collaborative study carried out by Pediatric Surgeons of the « G. D'Annunzio » University and the Regional Association of Down Children of Abruzzo (Italy).
Data were collected of malformations combined with Down Syndrome (DS) during a 10-year period in a population of defined age to look for a possible improvement of the patients'life conditions.
Reportedly, 50% of these patients may reach an age of about 60 years.
One hundred twenty-seven DS subjects from this region were evaluated, 54% of whom had associated malformations (13% cardiac, 41% extracardiac, and 13% both).
Seventeen patients of 53 underwent surgery for extracardiac malformations, with gastrointestinal malformations prevailing.
The largest number of DS babies were born from mothers under 30 years of age ; this is attributed to the largest birth rate and the least prevention at this age.
Mothers older than 38 years gave birth to DS babies with the lowest rate of associated malformations.
The role of the pediatric surgeon in multidisciplinary assistance for DS patients is stressed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mongolisme, Association, Malformation, Incidence, Etude statistique, Italie, Europe, Traitement, Chirurgie, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Aberration chromosomique, Aneuploïdie, Maladie congénitale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Down syndrome, Association, Malformation, Incidence, Statistical study, Italy, Europe, Treatment, Surgery, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Chromosomal aberration, Aneuploidy, Congenital disease
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Cote : 98-0535820
Code Inist : 002B23B. Création : 23/03/1999.