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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583642/ultrasonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-craniosynostosis
#1
Maïa Proisy, Laurent Riffaud, Kamal Chouklati, Catherine Tréguier, Bertrand Bruneau
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report our experience with ultrasonography in our routine practice for the diagnosis of cranial deformity in infants. METHODS: We conducted a single-institution retrospective study of infants referred to our department because of skull deformity. We only included in this study infants having undergone both US and 3D-CT to ensure accurate comparisons. Each cranial suture was described as normal or closed (partial or complete closure)...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582306/delayed-presentation-of-isolated-sagittal-synostosis-with-raised-intracranial-pressure-and-secondary-chiari-malformation-with-cervical-syringomyelia
#2
Stratos S Sofos, Ben Robertson, Christian Duncan, Ajay Sinha
Sagittal craniosynostosis (SC) is the most common type of premature suture fusion presenting in approximately 1 in every 5000 births with a 3:1 male:female ratio. The most common indication for surgery is the improvement of the cosmetic appearance of the skull, since a cranial deformation may have a significant psychosocial impact on affected patients. Relief from raised intracranial pressure is a further indication for surgery, although an increased intracranial pressure (ICP) can be demonstrated only in a minority of affected children at diagnosis...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578511/cranial-ultrasound-is-a-reliable-first-step-imaging-in-children-with-suspected-craniosynostosis
#3
L Pogliani, G V Zuccotti, M Furlanetto, V Giudici, A Erbetta, L Chiapparini, L Valentini
PURPOSE: Skull radiography (SR) and Computed Tomography (CT) are still proposed as the first-line imaging choice for the diagnosis of craniosynostosis (CS) in children with abnormal head shape, but both techniques expose infants to ionizing radiation. Several studies shown that ultrasound may play an important role in the diagnosis of craniosynostosis. The aim of our study is to assess the diagnostic accuracy of cranial ultrasound scan (CUS) and confirm if it is a reliable first step imaging evaluation for the diagnosis of craniosynostosis in newborn...
June 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553772/prenatal-ultrasound-parameters-in-single-suture-craniosynostosis
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468147/a-surgical-technique-for-management-of-the-metopic-suture-in-syndromic-craniosynostosis
#5
Jose Rolando Prada-Madrid, Lina Patricia Franco-Chaparro, Miguel Garcia-Wenninger, Tatiana Palomino-Consuegra, Nora Stanford, Diego Alejandro Castañeda-Hernández
OBJECTIVES: The objective is to describe a new surgical procedure developed in the San Jose Pediatric University Hospital for the management of syndromic synostosis of the metopic suture in a patient clinically diagnosed with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome. METHODS: The diagnosis of Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, bilateral coronal sutures, and metopic suture synostoses was made through photographic, anthropometric, exophthalmometric, and computed tomography analysis. The keel-like frontal bone deformity was corrected following resection using a fusiform osteotomy, remodelling was obtained by milling the edges, and the bony fragments were repositioned and fixed on the posterior wall of the frontal bone...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449032/comparing-outcomes-and-cost-of-3-surgical-treatments-for-sagittal-synostosis-a-retrospective-study-including-procedure-related-cost-analysis
#6
Sarah T Garber, Michael Karsy, John R W Kestle, Faizi Siddiqi, Stephen P Spanos, Jay Riva-Cambrin
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical techniques for repair of sagittal synostosis include total cranial vault (TCV) reconstruction, open sagittal strip (OSS) craniectomy, and endoscopic strip (ES) craniectomy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes and cost associated with these 3 techniques. METHODS: Via retrospective chart review with waiver of informed consent , the last consecutive 100 patients with sagittal synostosis who underwent each of the 3 surgical correction techniques before June 30, 2013, were identified...
April 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362187/three-dimensional-changes-in-head-shape-after-extended-sagittal-strip-craniectomy-with-wedge-ostectomies-and-helmet-therapy
#7
Pang-Yun Chou, Rami R Hallac, Shitel Patel, Min-Jeong Cho, Neil Stewart, James M Smartt, James R Seaward, Alex A Kane, Christopher A Derderian
OBJECTIVE Outcome studies for sagittal strip craniectomy have largely relied on the 2D measure of the cephalic index (CI) as the primary indicator of head shape. The goal of this study was to measure the 2D and 3D changes in head shape that occur after sagittal strip craniectomy and postoperative helmet therapy. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of patients treated with sagittal strip craniectomy at their institution between January 2012 and October 2015. Inclusion criteria were as follows: 1) isolated sagittal synostosis; 2) age at surgery < 200 days; and 3) helmet management by a single orthotist...
June 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262513/analysis-of-the-cephalometric-changes-in-the-first-3-months-after-spring-assisted-cranioplasty-for-scaphocephaly
#8
MULTICENTER STUDY
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214971/complete-occipitalization-of-the-atlas-with-bilateral-external-auditory-canal-atresia
#9
Janez Dolenšek, Erika Cvetko, Žiga Snoj, Marija Meznaric
Fusion of the atlas with the occipital bone is a rare congenital dysplasia known as occipitalization of the atlas, occipitocervical synostosis, assimilation of the atlas, or atlanto-occipital fusion. It is a component of the paraxial mesodermal maldevelopment and commonly associated with other dysplasias of the craniovertebral junction. External auditory canal atresia or external aural atresia is a rare congenital absence of the external auditory canal. It occurs as the consequence of the maldevelopment of the first pharyngeal cleft due to defects of cranial neural crest cells migration and/or differentiation...
February 18, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213626/effectiveness-of-screening-for-craniosynostosis-with-ultrasound-a-retrospective-review
#10
Kent M Hall, David A Besachio, Matthew D Moore, Adrian J Mora, William R Carter
BACKGROUND: Minimizing the ionizing radiation dose to children is fundamental to pediatric radiology. The most widely accepted imaging examination for evaluating craniosynostosis is computed tomography (CT) of the head, an examination that involves ionizing radiation. OBJECTIVE: To determine if sonography of the cranial sutures is an adequate screening examination for the diagnosis of craniosynostosis in patients with abnormal skull shape. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all cranial suture ultrasound (US) examinations performed during the course of a 3-year period (July 2012 - September 2015) was undertaken...
February 17, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156213/structural-brain-differences-in-school-age-children-with-and-without-single-suture-craniosynostosis
#11
Kristina Aldridge, Brent R Collett, Erin R Wallace, Craig Birgfeld, Jordan R Austin, Regina Yeh, Madison Feil, Kathleen A Kapp-Simon, Elizabeth H Aylward, Michael L Cunningham, Matthew L Speltz
OBJECTIVE Single-suture craniosynostosis (SSC), the premature fusion of a cranial suture, is characterized by dysmorphology of the craniofacial skeleton. Evidence to suggest that children with SSC are at an elevated risk of mild to moderate developmental delays and neurocognitive deficits is mounting, but the associations among premature suture fusion, neuroanatomy, and neurocognition are unexplained. The goals of this study were to determine 1) whether differences in the brain are present in young children with the 2 most common forms of SSC (sagittal and metopic) several years following surgical correction, and 2) whether the pattern of differences varies by affected suture (sagittal or metopic)...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145932/a-surgical-technique-for-management-of-the-metopic-suture-in-syndromic-craniosynostosis
#12
Jose Rolando Prada-Madrid, Lina Patricia Franco-Chaparro, Miguel Garcia-Wenninger, Tatiana Palomino-Consuegra, Nora Stanford, Diego Alejandro Castañeda-Hernández
OBJECTIVES: The objective is to describe a new surgical procedure developed in the San Jose Pediatric University Hospital for the management of syndromic synostosis of the metopic suture in a patient clinically diagnosed with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome. METHODS: The diagnosis of Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, bilateral coronal sutures, and metopic suture synostoses was made through photographic, anthropometric, exophthalmometric, and computed tomography analysis. The keel-like frontal bone deformity was corrected following resection using a fusiform osteotomy, remodelling was obtained by milling the edges, and the bony fragments were repositioned and fixed on the posterior wall of the frontal bone...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135115/molecular-analysis-of-ephrin-a4-and-ephrin-b1-in-a-rabbit-model-of-craniosynostosis-likely-exclusion-as-the-loci-of-origin
#13
Gwen M Taylor, Gregory M Cooper, Joseph E Losee, Mark P Mooney, James Gilbert
Craniosynostosis (CS) has a prevalence of approximately 1 in every 2000 live births and is characterized by the premature fusion of one or more cranial sutures. Failure to maintain the cell lineage boundary at the coronal suture is thought to be involved in the pathology of some forms of CS. The Ephrin family of receptor tyrosine kinases consists of membrane-bound receptors and ligands that control cell patterning and the formation of developmental boundaries. Mutations in the ephrin A4 (EFNA4) and ephrin B1 (EFNB1) ligands have been linked to nonsyndromic CS and craniofrontonasal syndrome, respectively, in patient samples...
January 30, 2017: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060197/identical-twins-discordant-for-metopic-craniosynostosis-evidence-of-epigenetic-influences
#14
Suresh N Magge, Kendall Snyder, Aparna Sajja, Tiffani A DeFreitas, Sean E Hofherr, Richard E Broth, Robert F Keating, Gary F Rogers
Craniosynostosis, or premature fusion of the cranial sutures, occurs in approximately 1 in 2500 live births. The genetic causes and molecular basis of these disorders have greatly expanded over the last 2 decades, with numerous causative and contributory mutations having been identified. The role of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) mutations in the etiology of certain eponymous forms of craniosynostosis is now well elucidated; the most common syndromes associated with craniosynostosis are Pfeifer (FGFR1, FGFR2), Apert (FGFR2), Crouzon (FGFR2), Saethre-Chotzen (TWIST1), Jackson-Weiss (FGFR2), Greig (GL13), and Muenke (FGFR3) syndromes...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059851/treatment-of-unilateral-lambdoid-synostosis-using-cranium-distraction-osteogenesis-with-z-shaped-osteotomy
#15
Shen Weimin, Jie Cui, Jianbing Chen, Qingwen Gao
PURPOSE: We studied the effect of cranium distraction osteogenesis using Z-shaped osteotomy to treat unilateral lambdoid synostosis. METHODS: Simulating the occipital, parietal, and temporal bones as a hemisphere, we designed a lambdoid suture that connected parallel osteotomy and sagittal sutures or extended to fossa cranii posterioras much like the parallel lines connect the upper and lower aspects of the letter Z. Two to 3 distraction devices were then installed after the Z-shaped osteotomy suture...
March 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027243/correction-of-sagittal-craniosynostosis-using-distraction-osteogenesis-based-on-strategic-categorization
#16
Myung Chul Lee, Kyu Won Shim, In Sik Yun, Eun Kyung Park, Yong Oock Kim
BACKGROUND: Distraction osteogenesis has been used to correct sagittal craniosynostosis in various ways. The purpose of this study was to introduce three distraction osteogenesis procedures by describing four objective measurements. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with sagittal synostosis were recruited and assigned to one of three therapeutic groups: group 1, anteroposterior compression with bitemporal expansion (n = 35); group 2, bitemporal expansion (n = 9); and group 3, anteroposterior expansion with bitemporal expansion (n = 10)...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906843/comparison-of-resorbable-plating-systems-complications-during-degradation
#17
Dennis C Nguyen, Albert S Woo, Scott J Farber, Gary B Skolnick, Jenny Yu, Sybill D Naidoo, Kamlesh B Patel
INTRODUCTION: Several bioresorbable plating systems have become standard in pediatric craniosynostosis reconstruction. A comparison of these systems is needed to aid surgeons in the preoperative planning process. The authors aim to evaluate 1 institution's experience using Resorb-X by KLS Martin and Delta Resorbable Fixation System by Stryker (Stryker Craniomaxillofacial, Kalamazoo, MI). METHODS: A sample of patients with single-suture nonsyndromic craniosynostosis treated at St Louis Children's Hospital between 2007 and 2014 using either Resorb-X or Delta bioresorbable plating systems were reviewed...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845963/internal-distraction-osteogenesis-with-piezosurgery-oblique-osteotomy-of-supraorbital-margin-of-frontal-bone-for-the-treatment-of-unilateral-coronal-synostosis
#18
Weimin Shen, Jie Cui, Jianbing Chen, Yi Ji, Liangliang Kong
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of internal distraction osteogenesis with Piezosurgery oblique osteotomy of supraorbital margin of frontal bone for the treatment of unilateral coronal synostosis and to study the outcome and complications of this procedure. Oblique osteotomy allows for entry into the cranial cavity, and along with parallel cut to the roof of the orbit, avoids the need to cut into the orbit which forms the frontal flap. METHODS: Oblique osteotomy was performed along the supraorbital rim to do a frontal suture of the glabella (ages of patients were less than 1 year) or on the opposite side of the supraorbital rim (ages of patients were older than 1 year) after performing a suturectomy of the effected coronal suture...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831981/squamous-suture-synostosis-a-review-with-emphasis-on-cranial-morphology-and-involvement-of-other-cranial-sutures
#19
REVIEW
Doug Chieffe, Lena Naffaa, Gaby Doumit
Squamosal suture synostosis has received little attention, potentially due to its rare nature. The authors present here a clinical report of isolated unilateral squamosal suture synostosis and a literature review, which produced 6 articles describing 33 patients of squamosal synostosis.Of the reported patients, 15 were associated with a craniofacial syndrome, 10 were nonsyndromic, and 8 were not specified. The cranial morphology varied greatly and only 1 patient was consistent with the morphology predicted by Virchow law-decreased vertical growth with compensatory ipsilateral longitudinal growth (manifesting as occipital and possibly frontal zygomatic bulging)...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712818/nonsyndromic-craniosynostosis-and-deformational-head-shape-disorders
#20
REVIEW
Lisa M Morris
This article provides an overview of etiology, epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of nonsyndromic craniosynostosis, including sagittal, metopic, coronal, lambdoid, and complex synostosis. Detailed discussion is presented regarding indications for surgical intervention and management options, including frontoorbital advancement, cranial vault reconstruction, endoscopic strip craniectomy, spring-assisted strip craniectomy, and cranial vault distraction osteogenesis. Deformational plagiocephaly is also presented with treatment options including repositioning, physical therapy, and helmet therapy...
November 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
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