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ISSN: 2161-0665

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Research Article

Cranial Neurosurgery without Hair Removal and Shampoo Care: Retrospective Analysis of 450 Cases

Vergna Simona1, Pinotti Sara1, Festini Filippo1, Spacca Barbara2, Peri Giacomo2 and Genitori Lorenzo2*

1Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Italy

2Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Anna Meyer Children's Hospital, Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Lorenzo Genitori
Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Anna Meyer Children's Hospital
“Anna Meyer” Children’s Hospital
Viale Pieraccini, 24, 50139, Florence, Italy
Tel: 39 (0) 55 5662 934
Fax: 39 (0) 55 5662 396
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 02, 2016 Accepted Date: Mar 24, 2016 Published Date: Mar 28, 2016

Citation: Simona V, Sara P, Filippo F, Barbara S, Giacomo P, et al. (2016) Cranial Neurosurgery without Hair Removal and Shampoo Care: Retrospective Analysis of 450 Cases. Pediatr Ther 6:282. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000282

Copyright: © 2016 Simona V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Goal: To assess infection rate in a population of children who underwent cranial neurosurgery without hair removal.

Methods: Retrospective analysis of clinical records of children undergoing cranial neurosurgery with “shampoo care” during one year.

Results: 450 children were included. 5.55% of them had a wound complication, with only two cases of infection (0.4%). Available literature was revised to assess the effectiveness of our protocol. Wound complication and infections rates found in our experience were lower than those reported in patients treated with a standard trichotomy.

Conclusion: Cranial neurosurgery without hair removal and “shampoo care” is an effective method to reduce infection rates. This results in a shorter hospital stay, better self-esteem and improved quality of life when the child goes back to family life and school.


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