Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Cagliari
Giovanni Monni, Head and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Prenatal and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Fetal Therapy, Microcitemico Pediatric Hospital “A. Cao”, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
Prenatal and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Fetal Therapy at the Microcitemico Hospital, performing with one of the largest personal experience worldwide (more than 60.000 procedures) the following techniques of Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis: Amniocentesis, Placentacentesis, Fetoscopy, Cordocentesis, Fetal Blood Sampling by Intrahepatic Vein Puncture, Transcervical Chorionic Villous Sampling, Transabdominal Chorionic Vein Sampling, Multifetal, and Selective Embryoreduction, Fetal Tissue Sampling, Fetal Therapy in Utero.
Due to the achievements in prevention and diagnosis of thalassemias, the Microcitemico Hospital of Cagliari has been nominated by WHO (World Health Organization), as WHO REFERRAL COLLABORATIVE CENTRE for Community Control of Hereditary Diseases.
He practices Embryo-Fetal Therapy, both medical, on the pregnant mother, and surgical directly in utero and on the fetus such as Amnioreduction, Liquid Infusion, Removal of Pulmonary, Pericardiac, Renal-Bladder, and Pelvic Cysts, Drainage of Fetal Liquids, Selective Embryoreduction and Embryoreduction of Multiple Pregnancies, Shunting, Catheter Positioning, etc.
He is interested in Primary Prevention of Congenital Malformations by administrating drug therapy in pre-pregnancy, in pregnancy, and in the perinatal period.
In the field of Genetic Diseases he is focused on the prevention and the prenatal diagnosis of the following Genetic Pathologies: Aneuploidies, Thalassemias, Haemophilia, Cystic Fibrosis, Duchenne’s Muscular Disease, Wilson’s Disease, Metabolic Diseases, Sex-linked Anomalies, Mental Retardation, etc.