Synostectomy versus complex cranicoplasty for the treatment of sagittal synostosis

Frederick Boop, Kristopher Shewmake, William M. Chadduck

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Abstract

Although pediatric neurosurgeons traditionally have been trained to perform a sagittal synostectomy for the treatment of sagittal synostosis, numerous articles advocating modifications of this procedure or more complex cranial vault reconstructions point our the inadequacies of strip craniectomy in providing optimal short- and long-term cosmesis. This review addresses the major arguments for and against performing complex cranioplasties for sagittal synostosis, as well as issues regarding timing of surgery, mortality and morbidity, increased need for blood transfusion, and increased expense. The authors support the contention that for the majority of infants with sagittal synostosis, complex calvarial vault reconstruction provides a better outcome with little increase in operative risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-375
Number of pages5
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1996

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Synostectomy versus complex cranicoplasty for the treatment of sagittal synostosis. / Boop, Frederick; Shewmake, Kristopher; Chadduck, William M.

In: Child's Nervous System, Vol. 12, No. 7, 01.07.1996, p. 371-375.

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Boop, Frederick ; Shewmake, Kristopher ; Chadduck, William M. / Synostectomy versus complex cranicoplasty for the treatment of sagittal synostosis. In: Child's Nervous System. 1996 ; Vol. 12, No. 7. pp. 371-375.
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