Prof. Giovanni Monni

Prof. Giovanni Monni

Microcitemico Pediatric Hospital, Italy




1977 M.D., University of Cagliari, Italy

Publications (Selected)

  1. MONNI G, Corda V, Iuculano A, Afshar Y. Efficacy, safety, and success of 18- versus 20-gauge needle for transabdominal chorionic villus sampling in a high volume training setting. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2020; 1–3.
  2. MONNI G, Corda V, Iuculano A. Prenatal screening diagnosis and management in the era of coronavirus: the Sardinian experience. J Perinat Med. 2020.
  3. MONNI G, Corda V, Iuculano A, Afshar Y. The decline of amniocentesis and the increase of chorionic villus sampling in modern perinatal medicine. J Perinat Med. 2020 Mar 19.
  4. Murgia F, Corda V, Serrenti M, Usai V, Santoru ML, Hurt KJ, Passaretti M, Monni MC, Atzori L and MONNI G. Seminal Fluid Metabolomic Markers of Oligozoospermic Infertility in Humans Metabolites 2020, 10(2), 64;
  5. Dayyabu AL, Murtala Y, Grünebaum A, McCullough LB, Arabin B, Levene MI, Brent RL, MONNI G, Sen C, Makatsariya A, Chervenak FA; International Study Group on Planned Home Birth, International Academy of Perinatal Medicine and World Association of Perinatal Medicine. Midwife-assisted planned home birth: an essential component of improving the safety of childbirth in Sub-Saharan Africa. J Perinat Med. 2018 Dec 19;47(1):16-21.
  6. Acuna J, Lau G, Rad S, Kim M, Gornbein J, Zoppi M, MONNI G, Rotmensch S, Solt I. First trimester supratentorial and infratentorial abnormalities in fetuses with open spina bifida. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Aug 22:1-191.
  7. MONNI G, Murgia F, Corda V, Peddes C, Iuculano A, Tronci L, Balsamo A and Atzori L. Metabolomic investigation of β-thalassemia in chorionic villi samples. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2019, 8, 798.
  8. Murgia F, Iuculano A, Peddes C, Santoru ML, Tronci L, Deiana M, Atzori L, MONNI G. Metabolic fingerprinting of chorionic villous samples in normal pregnancy and chromosomal disorders. Prenat Diagn. 2019; 39:848–858.
  9. Iuculano A, Murgia F, Peddes C, Santoru ML, Tronci L, Deiana M, Balsamo A, Euser A, Atzori L. and MONNI G. Metabolic characterization of amniotic fluids of fetuses with enlarged nuchal translucency. J. Perinat. Med. 2019.
  10. MONNI G, Peddes C, Iuculano A and Ibba RM. From Prenatal to Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis of β-Thalassemia. Prevention Model in 8748 Cases: 40 Years of Single Center Experience J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 35.
  11. Iuculano A, Peddes C and MONNI G. Early fetal megacystis: Is it possible to predict the prognosis in the first trimester? J Perinat Med 2018.
  12. Iuculano A, Stagnati V, Serrenti M, Peddes C, MONNI G, Sole G, Cucca F. Crown-rump length: are they different or similar after homologous vs heterologous oocyte/embryo donation? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Volume 217, Issue 2, August 2017, Research Letter, pp. 224-225.
  13. MONNI G and Iuculano A. Re: ISUOG Practice Guidelines: invasive procedures for prenatal diagnosis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2017; 49: 414-418.
  14. MONNI G, Illescas T, Iuculano A, Floris M, Mulas F, McCullough LB, Chervenak FA, Gelber SE. Single center experience in selective feticide in high-order multiple pregnancy: clinical and ethical issues. J Perinat Med. 2016 Mar; 44(2): 161-6.
  15. Iuculano A, Pagani G, Stagnati V, Floris M, Ibba RM, MONNI G. Pregnancy outcome and long-term follow-up of fetuses with isolated increased NT: a retrospective cohort study. J Perinat Med. 2015 Sep 1.
  16. MONNI G, Pagani G, Stagnati V, Iuculano A, Ibba RM. How to perform transabdominal chorionic villus sampling: a practical guideline. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Sep; 15: 1-7.
  17. MONNI G, Pagani G, Illescas T, Stagnati V, Iuculano A, Ibba RM. Training for transabdominal villous sampling is feasible and safe. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 213(2): 248-50.
  18. Luculano A. Zoppi MA, Piras A, Arras M, MONNI G. Brain stem/brain stem occipital bone ratio and the four-line view in nucal translucency images of fetuses with open spina bifida. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Sep 10: 1-4.
  19. Masala M, Saba L, Zoppi MA, Puddu R, Piccau A, Capponi V, Iuculano A, MONNI G and Rosatelli MC. Pitfalls in non-invasive fetal RhD and sex determination due to a vanishing twin Prenatal Diagnosis. 2014, 34, 1-3.
  20. MONNI G, Zoppi MA, Iuculano A, Piras A, Arras M. Invasive or non-invasive prenatal genetic diagnosis? J. Perinat. Med. 2014; 42(5): 545-548.
  21. MONNI G, Iuculano A, Zoppi MA. Screening and Invasive Testing in Twins. J. Clin. Med. 2014, 3, 865-882; doi: 10.3.3390/jcm3030865.
  22. Zoppi MA, Iuculano A, MONNI G. Umbilical vein volume flow in monochorionic twin pairs at 11-14 weeks. J. Perinat. Medicine. 2014.
  23. MONNI G, Zoppi M. A. Improved first-trimester aneuploidy risk assessment: an evolving challenge of training in invasive prenatal diagnosis. Opinion, Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013; 41: 486-488.