Publications by authors named "Daniel Catalin Florea"

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Treatment of the aneurysmal bone cyst by percutaneous intracystic sclerotherapy using ethanol ninety five percent in children.

Int Orthop 2018 06 28;42(6):1413-1419. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Hospital for Children "Grigore Alexandrescu", 30-32, Iancu de Hunedoara Bvd, 011733, Bucharest, Romania.

Introduction: Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign intraosseous lesion filled with blood that can determine a blowout distension of the bone. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of sclerotherapy by percutaneous intralesional administration of ethanol 96% for the treatment of this pathology in paediatric patients.

Method: The retrospective study includes 17 paediatric patients with ABC who were treated by repeated intracystic injection with ethanol 96%, 1 ml/kg, in our clinic between December 2015 and July 2017. Fluoroscopic guidance was used to inject the cyst with contrast agent. The mean follow-up period was 11 months.

Results And Discussion: All cysts are healed or are in the healing process. The mean age was 11 years old. Seven patients needed three repeated injections and ten patients needed two injections until healing. We observed a mean reduction in the size of the lesions, measured on plain X-rays, of 68%. The complications that were observed included the following: dizziness after injection, skin pigmentation at the injection site, local inflammatory reaction, and pain after injection. The current study approves the importance of this minimally invasive treatment with no recurrence after a follow-up of 19 months. The healing rate was 100%. A limitation of this study consists in the small number of patients.

Conclusion: Sclerotherapy with ethanol 96% is a useful method for the treatment of ABC. It is a minimally invasive method, with no major complications, which lowers the risks of open surgical intervention and has a good rate of success.
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June 2018

Surgical Treatment of a Rare "Reverse" Madelung Deformity in 11 Years Female Patient.

Chirurgia (Bucur) 2017 Jan-Feb;112(1):72-76

Madelung deformity is an abnormality of the distal part of the forearm due to a growth arrest in the distal radial physis creating an increase of the radial tilt angle associated with a dorsal subluxation of the distal ulna in most cases. It is a rare condition which represents only 1.7% of hand deformities being characterized by the presence of an abnormal structure, Vickers ligament, that tethers the distal radius to the lunate bone. Although it is believed to be a congenital disorder, the symptoms are absent till late childhood. We present a case of a 11 years old girl patient, who came to our clinic for deformity of both forearms, which consisted of an anteriorly curved radius, volar proeminence of the distal ulna, partial limitation of supination and pain in the last 6 months, with and insidious onsed and aggravated lately. The mother of the patient, at the age of 13, was diagnosed with the same deformity which was surgically treated at that time. Furthermore, the patient has an older sister with no deformity of the forearms. X-rays revealed an increased radial tilt and anterior luxation of the distal ulna. Considering the deformity and the presence of pain we decided to excise the Vickers ligament and make an opening and derotation wedge osteotomy of the distal radius.
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June 2017