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Martijn J Cornelissen, Inge Apon, Jacques J N M van der Meulen, Irene A L Groenenberg, Mieke N Kraan-van der Est, Irene M J Mathijssen, Gouke J Bonsel, Titia E Cohen-Overbeek
INTRODUCTION: Although single-suture craniosynostosis is diagnosed sporadically during pregnancy, timely referral is critical for its treatment. Additionally, craniosynostosis leads to increased maternofetal trauma during birth. In the Netherlands, 95% of pregnant women receive a standard ultrasound at around 20 weeks of gestation, potentially an ideal setting for detecting craniosynostosis prenatally. To enhance the prenatal detection of the metopic and the sagittal suture synostosis, we wished to identify new screening parameters...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Thomas D Dobbs, Omer Salahuddin, Jayaratnam Jayamohan, Peter Richards, Shailendra Magdum, Steven A Wall, David Johnson
BACKGROUND: The combination of sagittal and metopic synostosis is rare, resulting in a scaphocephalic shape, but with an absence of frontal bossing and therefore varying degrees of trigonocephaly and occipital prominence. Treatment is primarily surgical, with a combination of procedures to address both the scaphocephaly and trigonocephaly required involving multiple operations. The authors discuss their experience of treating combined trigonoscaphocephaly in a single-stage procedure and propose a management strategy based on the severity of the presenting deformity...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Victoria Kuta, P Daniel McNeely, Simon Walling, Michael Bezuhly
OBJECTIVE Sagittal craniosynostosis results in a characteristic scaphocephalic head shape that is typically corrected surgically during a child's 1st year of life. The authors' objective was to determine the potential impact of being born with sagittal craniosynostosis by using validated health state utility assessment measures. METHODS An online utility assessment was designed to generate health utility scores for scaphocephaly, monocular blindness, and binocular blindness using standardized utility assessment tools, namely the visual analog scale (VAS) and the standard gamble (SG) and time trade-off (TTO) tests...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Takeyoshi Shimoji, Takaoki Kimura, Kazuaki Shimoji, Masakazu Miyajima
PURPOSE: We have diagnosed 35 cases of the supposedly rare condition metopic-sagittal synostosis in the past 20 years. Here, we introduce their clinical symptoms, neuroradiological findings, and surgical treatment methods, as well as discuss the relevant literature. METHODS: Subjects included 35 patients (33 boys and 2 girls; mean age 4.2 years; range 1-8 years). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed that there were no abnormal findings in the brain. Thirty patients presented with symptoms including speech delay, hyperactivity, autistic tendency, motor impairment, self-mutilation, and panic/temper tantrum behaviors...
May 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
J W Meulstee, L M Verhamme, W A Borstlap, F Van der Heijden, G A De Jong, T Xi, S J Bergé, H Delye, T J J Maal
Craniosynostosis is a congenital defect which can result in abnormal cranial morphology. Three dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetry is potentially an ideal technique for the evaluation of cranial morphology and diagnosis of craniosynostosis because it is fast and harmless. This study presents a new method for objective characterization of the morphological abnormalities of scaphocephaly and trigonocephaly patients using 3D photographs of patients and healthy controls. Sixty 3D photographs of healthy controls in the age range of 3-6 months were superimposed and scaled...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
W Rodgers, G E Glass, S Schievano, A Borghi, N Rodriguez-Florez, A Tahim, F Angullia, W Breakey, P Knoops, M Tenhagen, J O'Hara, A Ponniah, G James, D J Dunaway, Nuo Jeelani
BACKGROUND: Spring-assisted cranioplasty has been proposed as an alternative to total calvarial remodelling for sagittal craniosynostosis. Advantages include its minimally invasive nature, reduced morbidity and hospital stay. Potential drawbacks include the need for a second procedure for removal and the lack of published long-term follow-up. We present a single institution experience of 100 consecutive cases using a novel spring design. METHODS: All patients treated at our institution between April 2010 and September 2014 were evaluated retrospectively...
March 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
O Ou Yang, D D Marucci, R J Gates, M Rahman, J Hunt, M P Gianoutsos, W R Walsh
BACKGROUND: Spring-assisted cranioplasty (SAC) has become an accepted treatment for patients with sagittal craniosynostosis; however, the early effects of springs on skull dimensions have never been assessed with objective measurements in the literature. The present study evaluated the changes in skull dimensions and intracranial volume (ICV) during the first 3 months after SAC for sagittal synostosis. METHODS: Sixteen patients with sagittal synostosis underwent SAC...
May 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Hernan D Gonorazky, Christian R Marshall, Maryam Al-Murshed, Lili-Naz Hazrati, Michael G Thor, Michael G Hanna, Roope Männikkö, Peter N Ray, Grace Yoon
We describe two brothers with lower facial weakness, highly arched palate, scaphocephaly due to synostosis of the sagittal and metopic sutures, axial hypotonia, proximal muscle weakness, and mild scoliosis. The muscle MRI of the younger sibling revealed a selective pattern of atrophy of the gluteus maximus, adductor magnus and soleus muscles. Muscle biopsy of the younger sibling revealed myofibres with internalized nuclei, myofibrillar disarray, and "corona" fibres. Both affected siblings were found to be compound heterozygous for c...
February 8, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
Joern Wittig, Christian Duncan
The bossed forehead in patients with scaphocephaly often leads to a high hairline. A new technique to improve the aesthetic outcome of patients undergoing scaphocephaly correction is described. Sixteen patients with scaphocephaly and having a high hairline due to frontal bossing who underwent scaphocephaly correction by subtotal or total vault remodeling were analyzed. The median age at surgery was 18 months. The mean distance between the nasofrontal suture and the hairline was preoperatively 70 mm (range 58-91)...
June 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Maik Tenhagen, Jan L Bruse, Naiara Rodriguez-Florez, Freida Angullia, Alessandro Borghi, Maarten J Koudstaal, Silvia Schievano, Owase Jeelani, David Dunaway
Three-dimensional (3D) imaging is an important tool for diagnostics, surgical planning, and evaluation of surgical outcomes in craniofacial procedures. Gold standard for acquiring 3D imaging is computed tomography that entails ionizing radiations and, in young children, a general anaesthesia. Three-dimensional photographic imaging is an alternative method to assess patients who have undergone calvarial reconstructive surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of 3D handheld scanning photography in a cohort of patients who underwent spring-assisted correction surgery for scaphocephaly...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Y Bennis, A Wolber, M Vinchon, A Belkhou, V Duquennoy-Martinot, P Guerreschi
Craniosynostosis are rare congenital malformations of the skull resulting from the premature fusion of one or several cranial sutures. Prevalence is considered in approximately 1 on 2000 births. Non syndromic craniosynostosis (NSC) or isolated form are the most frequent forms (85 % of the cases). They are classified most of the time according to the synostotic suture(s) and the engendered cranial deformation: sagittal synostosis or scaphocephaly, metopic synostosis or trigonocephaly, bicoronal synostosis or brachycephaly, coronal synostosis or plagiocephaly and oxycephaly...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Hans Hendrik Karel Delye, Sebastian Arts, Wilfred Ary Borstlap, Laura Mirjam Blok, Jacques Jan Driessen, Jene Willem Meulstee, Thomas Jan Jaap Maal, Erik Jan van Lindert
INTRODUCTION: An evaluation of our first 111 consecutive cases of non-syndromic endoscopically assisted craniosynostosis surgery (EACS) followed by helmet therapy. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospective registration database was performed. Age, duration of surgery, length of hospital stay, blood loss, transfusion rate, cephalic index and duration of helmet therapy were evaluated. An online questionnaire was used to evaluate the burden of the helmet therapy for the child and parents...
August 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Bao Nan, Chu Jun, Wang Xue, Bo Yang, Yunhai Song, Jinjing Cai
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effort of applying frontal and occipital bones in extensive cranioplasty and preserving multiple cranial bone flaps adhered to the dura mater in the treatment of sagittal synostosis. METHODS: From April 2008 to June 2013, sixty-three children with sagittal synostosis, aged 5 months to 3 years, were included in the study. The frontal bone flap was removed using an air drill. The occipital and bilateral temporal bone flaps were cut open but not detached from the dura mater or fixed to produce floating bone flaps...
January 2016: Zhonghua Zheng Xing Wai Ke za Zhi, Zhonghua Zhengxing Waike Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Plastic Surgery
Guangming Zhang, Hua Tan, Xiaohua Qian, Jian Zhang, King Li, Lisa R David, Xiaobo Zhou
Spring-assisted surgery (SAS) can effectively treat scaphocephaly by reshaping crania with the appropriate spring force. However, it is difficult to accurately estimate spring force without considering biomechanical properties of tissues. This study presents and validates a reliable system to accurately predict the spring force for sagittal craniosynostosis surgery. The authors randomly chose 23 patients who underwent SAS and had been followed for at least 2 years. An elastic model was designed to characterize the biomechanical behavior of calvarial bone tissue for each individual...
May 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
R Seeberger, J Hoffmann, C Freudlsperger, M Berger, J Bodem, D Horn, M Engel
BACKGROUND: There are still controversies regarding the intracranial volumes in patients with isolated sagittal craniosynostosis compared to a healthy population. This study aimed to compare the intracranial volume of children with sagittal synostosis and scaphocephaly to an age- and gender-matched control cohort using three-dimensional (3D) photogrammetry. METHODS: 62 boys and nine girls with sagittal craniosynostosis were included in this study. The intracranial volume was measured at the first clinical presentation...
May 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Phillip Jaszczuk, Gary F Rogers, Raphael Guzman, Mark R Proctor
PURPOSE: A defect in a phosphate-regulating gene leads to the most common form of rickets: X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) or vitamin D-resistant rickets (VDDR). XLH has been associated with craniosynostosis, the sagittal suture being the most commonly involved. METHODS: We present three patients with rickets and symptomatic sagittal suture craniosynostosis all of whom presented late (>2 years of age). Two had a severe phenotype and papilledema, while the third presented with an osseous bulging near the anterior fontanel and experienced chronic headaches...
May 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
May Thwin, Timothy J Schultz, Peter J Anderson
BACKGROUND: Craniosynostosis is a condition characterized by the premature closure of one or more of the cranial vault sutures. It can occur alone or in association with other congenital defects and may be part of a syndrome. The sagittal suture is most commonly affected, comprising 40-60% of cases. Premature fusion of the sagittal suture can cause scaphocephaly due to compensatory anterior-posterior growth of the skull. This is morphologically considered as a narrow elongated skull with a decreased cephalic index, and is diagnosed clinically and/or radiologically...
September 2015: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Cassio Eduardo Raposo-Amaral, Rafael Denadai, João Paulo Issamu Takata, Enrico Ghizoni, Celso Luiz Buzzo, Cesar Augusto Raposo-Amaral
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to quantify the changes in frontal morphology in patients with scaphocephaly treated with a modified Pi procedure. METHODS: Consecutive scaphocephalic patients (n = 13) who underwent surgery before 12 months of age that had more than 1 year of follow-up and standard preoperative, 3-month, and 1-year photographs were included. Anthropometric measurements were used to document the craniofacial index. Computerized photogrammetric analyses of five craniofacial angles (bossing angle, nasofrontal angle, angle of facial convexity, and angle of total facial convexity) were also performed...
February 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
A A Sufianov, S S-Kh Gaibov, R A Sufianov, N E Ivanova
OBJECTIVE: to study clinical presentations of nonsyndromic craniosynostosis (NCS) in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Authors analyzed 56 cases of different forms of NCS. To verify the diagnosis, all children underwent computed tomography with 3D cranial reconstruction. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The distribution of diagnoses was as follows: scaphocephaly - 28 (50%) patients, trigonocephaly - 21 (38%), different forms of plagiocephaly - 7 (12%)...
2015: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Ariane Lebuis, Patricia Bortoluzzi, Nelly Huynh, Normand Bach
Scaphocephaly results from a premature fusion of the sagittal suture. Usually, cranial vault corrective surgery is performed during the first year of life. There is currently no scientific data regarding occlusion of scaphocephalic patients, or the potential effect of craniovault surgery on the occlusion. The aims were to describe occlusion in scaphocephalic patients and compare with a general pediatric population, and to compare the difference in occlusion of surgically versus unoperated treated scaphocephalic subgroup...
September 2015: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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