Il trattamento psicomotorio nei traumi cranici, in età evolutiva. Due casi di sindrome apallica

Translated title of the contribution: Psychomotor treatment of cranial injuries in childhood. Two cases of apallic syndrome

C. Pisaturo, A. M. Borreani, F. Brera, P. Contegno, S. Frasconi, G. Sodini, L. Boeri

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In this paper the authors aim to assess the results of psychomotor treatment of 5 patients with cranial injuries admitted to the Division of Infantile Neuropsychiatry at Gaslini Hospital from 1983 to 1985 and to evaluate the role of this treatment in a pathology with multiple, complex functional disorders. Evolution was excellent in 3 out of 5 patients who presented level 1-3 coma with limited post-traumatic sequelae (epilepsy and dysfunction of the left side in A.D., epilepsy and learning disorders in C.F., motor impairment and learning disorders in V.D.) Effective control was achieved in epileptic patients together with a good recovery in those with learning handicaps. Only slight fine motor disorders remained in the case (A.D.) with left hemiparesis. The two cases with level 5 coma that developed into apallic syndrome both attained full postural and motor autonomy, although a slight paretic deficit remained in the left side in one case (V.A.) and vague cerebellar signs in the other (G.D.). Moreover, despite continuing residual difficulties involving concentration and instability of attention, together with slight affective and emotional problems, both girls acquired satisfactory knowledge and responsibilty regarding their own psychomotor status and achieved good personal autonomy and a stable ego structure. These results appear to confirm the hypothesis that psychomotor treatment is an effective method of achieving an adeguate recomposition of the psychophysical and functional unit of body, damaged by injury.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Volume48
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996

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Learning Disorders
Coma
Wounds and Injuries
Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
Neuropsychiatry
Personal Autonomy
Ego
Paresis
Epilepsy
Therapeutics
Learning
Pathology
Motor Disorders

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Pisaturo, C., Borreani, A. M., Brera, F., Contegno, P., Frasconi, S., Sodini, G., & Boeri, L. (1996). Il trattamento psicomotorio nei traumi cranici, in età evolutiva. Due casi di sindrome apallica. Minerva Pediatrica, 48(4), 125-133.

Il trattamento psicomotorio nei traumi cranici, in età evolutiva. Due casi di sindrome apallica. / Pisaturo, C.; Borreani, A. M.; Brera, F.; Contegno, P.; Frasconi, S.; Sodini, G.; Boeri, L.

In: Minerva Pediatrica, Vol. 48, No. 4, 04.1996, p. 125-133.

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Pisaturo, C, Borreani, AM, Brera, F, Contegno, P, Frasconi, S, Sodini, G & Boeri, L 1996, 'Il trattamento psicomotorio nei traumi cranici, in età evolutiva. Due casi di sindrome apallica', Minerva Pediatrica, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 125-133.
Pisaturo C, Borreani AM, Brera F, Contegno P, Frasconi S, Sodini G et al. Il trattamento psicomotorio nei traumi cranici, in età evolutiva. Due casi di sindrome apallica. Minerva Pediatrica. 1996 Apr;48(4):125-133.
Pisaturo, C. ; Borreani, A. M. ; Brera, F. ; Contegno, P. ; Frasconi, S. ; Sodini, G. ; Boeri, L. / Il trattamento psicomotorio nei traumi cranici, in età evolutiva. Due casi di sindrome apallica. In: Minerva Pediatrica. 1996 ; Vol. 48, No. 4. pp. 125-133.
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