Presentación    
CONGENITAL MALFORMATION
SURGERY
Composition
Name
Position
Institution
Leopoldo Martínez Martínez
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Cirugía Pediátrica
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Rosa María Aras López
Investigadora Postdoctoral
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Mercedes Díaz González
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Cirugía Pediátrica
Hospital Universitario La Paz
José Luis Encinas Hernández
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Cirugía Pediátrica
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Sara Lancha Lago
Investigadora Predoctoral
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Ana Lourdes Luis Huertas
Investigadora Postdoctoral
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Maria Teresa Vallejo Cremades
Investigadora Postdoctoral (Contrato de Estabilización de Técnicos de Apoyo)
Jefe de Laboratorio
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Strategic Objective
Paediatric surgery is an independent specialty that deals with all aspects of the surgical diseases of children. Its scope involves a wide range of clinical problems such as trauma, tumours and inflammatory diseases, and, more specifically, malformations. These conditions almost always have essentially unknown origins and are caused by unknown mechanisms. Surgery is required at various times in the life of patients with malformations, ranging from neonatal anatomical and functional reconstruction to replacement of dysfunctional organs later in life.
As a consequence, this line of research has an unusually broad spectrum as it encompasses the study of cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to malformations, the biology of the malformed foetus and embryo, prenatal chances for intervention on the malformations, and postnatal treatments including organ replacement.
Research Lines
• Congenital malformations.
• Small bowel transplantation and graft rejection.
• Fetal surgery.