Miss Benedetta Pettorini – About me:
I am a consultant neurosurgeon based in Liverpool in the United Kingdom. My training was completed at the Catholic University of Rome, before undertaking fellowships at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and Birmingham Children’s hospital. Specialist interests include epilepsy surgery, craniofacial surgery and fetal CNS anomalies.
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool UK.
Year of first medical qualification: 2002 Consultation Languages: English, Italian Website: http://www.alderhey.nhs.uk/departments/neurosurgery/meet-the-team/#bpettoriniGreat Ormond Street, London, UK (December 2010 – May 2011)Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2009 – 2010)Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has performed the first Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) in the North of England. The SDR technique is available in the States and used for the treatment of cerebral palsy, however it is not widely available in the UK. The surgery is performed to reduce spasticity, improve function, improve walking and to increase the range of motion and improve body positioning. Intra-operative 3-T MRI Scanner:: This is the first such installation dedicated to paediatrics in Europe which enables scans to be carried out in the operating theatre during surgery.Ellenbogen JR, Waqar M, Pettorini B.Management of post-haemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants.J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Sep;31:30-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2016.02.026. Epub 2016 Jun 28.
Isaac E, Lang J, Sinha A, Pettorini B.Neurofibroma of the cervical spine in infants.Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Jun;32(6):1023-4.
Narenthiran G, Parks C, Pettorini B.Management of Chiari I malformation in children: effectiveness of intra-operative ultrasound for tailoring foramen magnum decompression.Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Aug;31(8):1371-6.