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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227405/osseous-convexity-at-the-anterior-fontanelle-a-presentation-of-metopic-fusion
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Alexander Haosi Sun, John A Persing
BACKGROUND: Craniosynostosis, or a premature fusion of 1 or more cranial vault sutures, results in characteristic head shape deformities. In previous reports, an osseous prominence at the anterior fontanelle has been suggestive of adjacent suture fusion and local elevation in intracranial pressure (ICP). This prominence has been termed the "volcano" sign, and has been described in the anterior fusion of the sagittal suture and serves as an indication for surgery. METHODS: Two patients presented for head shape evaluation with mild metopic ridging and anterior fontanellar osseous convexities consistent with the volcano sign...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184744/multidirectional-cranial-distraction-osteogenesis-with-simplified-modifications-for-treating-sagittal-synostosis
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Ataru Sunaga, Yasushi Sugawara, Hideaki Kamochi, Akira Gomi, Daekwan Chi, Rintaro Asahi, Masanori Mori, Shunji Sarukawa, Hirokazu Uda, Kotaro Yoshimura
Background: Multidirectional cranial distraction osteogenesis (MCDO) is a procedure of ours developed earlier for treating craniosynostosis. However, the numerous bone flaps led to prolonged operative time and occasional bone detachment from dura. We have since simplified the osteotomy design. In treating sagittal synostosis, required bone flaps have been reduced to 11 (from ~20). Methods: In a 2-year period (2014-2015), 5 boys with sagittal synostosis underwent MCDO using our simplified and fixed-form osteotomy...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176416/is-postoperative-intensive-care-unit-care-necessary-following-cranial-vault-remodeling-for-sagittal-synostosis
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Erik M Wolfswinkel, Lori K Howell, Artur Fahradyan, Beina Azadgoli, J Gordon McComb, Mark M Urata
BACKGROUND: Of U.S. craniofacial and neurosurgeons, 94 percent routinely admit patients to the intensive care unit following cranial vault remodeling for correction of sagittal synostosis. This study aims to examine the outcomes and cost of direct ward admission following primary cranial vault remodeling for sagittal synostosis. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review was undertaken of the records of all patients who underwent primary cranial vault remodeling for isolated sagittal craniosynostosis from 2009 to 2015 at a single pediatric hospital...
December 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068968/isolated-intraorbital-frontosphenoidal-synostosis
#4
Paul A Mittermiller, Kristen W Yeom, Robert M Menard
Unilateral anterior plagiocephaly is most commonly the result of deformational plagiocephaly or unilateral coronal synostosis, a premature fusion of the frontoparietal suture. However, other sutures within the coronal ring have been implicated in producing anterior cranial asymmetries. These fusions can occur in isolation or in concert with adjacent sutures. The frontosphenoidal suture is one such suture within the coronal ring that has been involved both concomitantly with and independently of frontoparietal suture fusion...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067505/length-of-synostosis-and-segmented-intracranial-volume-correlate-with-age-in-patients-with-non-syndromic-sagittal-synostosis
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Arja Heliövaara, Junnu Leikola, Virve Koljonen, Pia Vuola, Mika Koivikko
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare the length of synostosis and segmented intracranial volume (SIV) with age in children with non-syndromic sagittal synostosis. METHODS: Thirty-three consecutive patients (22 boys) who had been operated by cranial vault remodeling because of sagittal synostosis were compared retrospectively from 3D-CT imaging data sets obtained from volumetric CT. The mean age of the patients at preoperative CT imaging was 0.49 (range 0...
October 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040146/the-role-of-preoperative-imaging-in-the-management-of-nonsyndromic-lambdoid-craniosynostosis
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Kavitha Ranganathan, Antonio Rampazzo, Asra Hashmi, Karin Muraszko, Jennifer Strahle, Christian J Vercler, Steven R Buchman
BACKGROUND: The necessity of imaging for patients with craniosynostosis is controversial. Lambdoid synostosis is known to be associated with additional anomalies, but the role of imaging in this setting has not been established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of preoperative imaging on intraoperative and postoperative management among patients undergoing operative intervention for lambdoid craniosynostosis. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing cranial vault remodeling for lambdoid craniosynostosis between January 2006 and 2014 was conducted...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968328/the-directive-growth-approach-for-nonsyndromic-unicoronal-craniosynostosis-patient-and-clinical-outcomes
#7
Robert J Mann, Matthew P Fahrenkopf, Michael Burton, John Girotto, John Polley
Deformities of the cranium in patients with nonsyndromic single-suture synostosis occur because of growth restriction at fused sutures and growth over compensation at normal sutures. Traditional surgery includes ostectomies of the synostotic suture to release these restricted areas and osteotomies to enable immediate cranial remodeling. In the process of reshaping the cranium, traditional approaches usually involve obliteration of both the normal functioning suture and the pathologic suture. The directive growth approach (DGA) is a new, simpler, more natural way to repair deformities caused by single-suture cranial synostosis...
November 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962092/twenty-year-review-of-a-single-surgeon-s-experience-using-a-unique-surgical-technique-to-correct-lambdoidal-synostosis
#8
Charles Rodriguez-Feo, Julian Winocour, Roberto Ramirez, Marcia Spear, Kevin Kelly
BACKGROUND: Numerous techniques for the surgical management of lambdoidal synostosis have been previously described; however, no best practice technique currently exists. Surgical procedures range from complete posterior calvarial reconstruction to distraction osteogenesis techniques. Our primary purpose is to describe a novel approach to correct unilateral or bilateral lambdoidal synostosis. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on a single surgeon's experience with craniosynostosis (1994-2014)...
October 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922245/a-craniometric-analysis-of-cranial-base-and-cranial-vault-differences-in-patients-with-metopic-craniosynostosis
#9
Sanjay Naran, Daniel Mazzaferro, Ari Wes, Arastoo Vossough, Scott P Bartlett, Jesse A Taylor
PURPOSE: The effect of synostosis is not confined to the immediate vicinity of the suture. The authors hypothesized metopic craniosynostosis results in migration of lateral structures from midline, and differences in segmental volume of the cranial fossa. METHODS: A retrospective case-controlled cohort analysis of patients with nonsyndromic metopic craniosynostosis was performed. Craniometric angles, distances to landmarks from midline, cephalic index, and segmented volume ratios were calculated...
November 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921242/use-of-computer-assisted-design-and-manufacturing-to-localize-dural-venous-sinuses-during-reconstructive-surgery-for-craniosynostosis
#10
Rajiv R Iyer, Adela Wu, Alexandra Macmillan, Leila Musavi, Regina Cho, Joseph Lopez, George I Jallo, Amir H Dorafshar, Edward S Ahn
OBJECTIVE: Cranial vault remodeling surgery for craniosynostosis carries the potential risk of dural venous sinus injury given the extensive bony exposure. Identification of the dural venous sinuses can be challenging in patients with craniosynostosis given the lack of accurate surface-localizing landmarks. Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has allowed surgeons to pre-operatively plan these complex procedures in an effort to increase reconstructive efficiency. An added benefit of this technology is the ability to intraoperatively map the dural venous sinuses based on pre-operative imaging...
September 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914870/-shunt-induced-craniosynostosis-topicality-of-the-problem-choice-of-the-approach-and-features-of-surgical-treatment
#11
S A Kim, G V Letyagin, V E Danilin, A A Sysoeva
RATIONALE: Shunt-induced craniosynostosis is one of the late complications of CSF shunting surgery, which affects the patient's condition, clinical picture, and treatment approach. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the prevalence rate and clinical significance of this disease, define the indications for surgery, and choose the optimal surgical approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 59 children with shunt system dysfunction, aged 1 to 14 years, who were treated at the Department in the period from 2014 to 2016...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914635/clinical-genetics-of-craniosynostosis
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Andrew O M Wilkie, David Johnson, Steven A Wall
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: When providing accurate clinical diagnosis and genetic counseling in craniosynostosis, the challenge is heightened by knowledge that etiology in any individual case may be entirely genetic, entirely environmental, or anything in between. This review will scope out how recent genetic discoveries from next-generation sequencing have impacted on the clinical genetic evaluation of craniosynostosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Survey of a 13-year birth cohort of patients treated at a single craniofacial unit demonstrates that a genetic cause of craniosynostosis can be identified in one quarter of cases...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885444/surgical-treatment-of-nonsyndromic-craniosynostosis
#13
Kristen A Klement, Karri A Adamson, Narges L Horriat, Arlen D Denny
Studies on the treatment of nonsyndromic craniosynostosis demonstrate decreasing morbidity and mortality; however, complication rates still range from 5% to 14%. Here, the authors present their last 10 years' experience treatment of nonsyndromic single suture craniosynostosis. A retrospective review was performed on patients who underwent open surgical treatment of nonsyndromic craniosynostosis over 10 years. Patient characteristics and clinical outcomes were reviewed. Radiological analysis of intracranial volumes was performed using Amira software...
October 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819680/quantitative-approach-to-the-posterior-cranial-fossa-and-craniocervical-junction-in-asymptomatic-children-with-achondroplasia
#14
Rosalinda Calandrelli, Marco Panfili, Gabriella D'Apolito, Giuseppe Zampino, Alessandro Pedicelli, Fabio Pilato, Cesare Colosimo
PURPOSE: We propose an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based quantitative morphovolumetric approach to the posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and craniocervical junction (CCJ) changes in achondroplastic patients investigating possible associations with ventriculomegaly and medullary compression. METHODS: We analyzed MRI of 13 achondroplastic children not treated by surgery. 3D FSPGR T1-weighted images were used to analyze (1) PCF synchondroses; (2) PCF volume (PCFV), PCF brain volume (PCFBV), PCFV/PCFBV ratio, cerebellar volume, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) spaces volume, and IV ventricle volume; (3) PCF (clivus, supraocciput, exocciput lengths, tentorial angle) and CCJ (AP and LL diameters of foramen magnum (FM)) morphometry; (4) measurements of FM and jugular foramina (JF) areas; and (5) supratentorial ventricular volume...
October 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764139/atlantooccipital-fusion-prevalence-and-its-developmental-and-clinical-correlation
#15
D K Sharma, Deepak Sharma, Vandana Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Atlantooccipital fusion or occipitalization of atlas or assimilation of atlas is a rare or uncommon abnormality recorded in anatomical, morphological and radiological studies. It is usually associated with reduction in dimensions of foramen magnum leading to acute or chronic neurovascular compression and clinical manifestations of varying severity. Though, atlantooccipital fusion is rare but it is important and significant for the physicians and surgeons for their diagnostic and therapeutic approach...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762040/case-update-on-cranial-osteopetrosis-which-is-the-role-of-the-neurosurgeon
#16
Irene Stella, Matthieu Vinchon, Pierre Guerreschi, Eva De Berranger, Ikram Bouacha
PURPOSE: Osteopetrosis (OP) is a rare skeletal disease, which can affect the skull base and calvaria. A multidisciplinary approach is mandatory and patient may need neurosurgical care. Few observations have been published, and optimal management of OP is not established yet. METHOD: We report a case of an infant with OP diagnosed at 5 months, who presented signs of intracranial hypertension associated with unilateral blindness. Bone marrow allograft was performed at 6 months of age...
December 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734753/cranial-bone-structure-in-children-with-sagittal-craniosynostosis-relationship-with-surgical-outcomes
#17
Naiara Rodriguez-Florez, Amel Ibrahim, J Ciaran Hutchinson, Alessandro Borghi, Greg James, Owen J Arthurs, Patrizia Ferretti, David Dunaway, Silvia Schievano, N U Owase Jeelani
BACKGROUND: While spring-assisted cranioplasty has become a widespread technique to correct scaphocephaly in children with sagittal synostosis, predicting head shape changes induced by the gradual opening of the springs remains challenging. This study aimed to explore the role of cranial bone structure on surgical outcomes. METHODS: Patients with isolated sagittal synostosis undergoing spring-assisted cranioplasty at GOSH (London, UK) were recruited (n = 18, age: 3-8 months)...
November 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684153/application-of-computer-assisted-three-dimensional-simulation-operation-and-biomechanics-analysis-in-the-treatment-of-sagittal-craniosynostosis
#18
Xiang Li, Wanchun Zhu, Jintao He, Fei Di, Lei Wang, Xin Li, Wei Liu, Chunde Li, Jian Gong
As a surgical method to treat children with sagittal craniosynostosis, calvarial vault reconstruction is subjected to some limitations. In traditional surgical method to treat children with sagittal craniosynostosis, surgical resection and fixation are performed all by the experience of surgical doctor, which is likely to cause individual differences, insecure fixation, configurational asymmetry, and waste of unnecessary fixtures materials. This study aims to provide surgical doctor with objective indicators via 3D simulation combined with biomechanical calculation, so as to improve the surgical efficiency...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665858/post-surgical-relapse-in-metopic-synostosis-and-limitations-of-the-interfrontal-angle-as-an-outcome-measure
#19
Adam D Glener, Alexander C Allori, Ronnie L Shammas, Alfredo E Farjat, Jeffrey R Marcus
BACKGROUND: The interfrontal angle (IFA) has been utilized as a surrogate for morphologic assessment of the anterior cranial region in metopic synostosis with success in characterizing presenting severity. Its utility as an outcome measure has not been assessed similarly. In this study, we aimed to determine whether meaningful information relative to shape, and relapse in particular, could be assessed using the IFA. METHODS: Patients with operatively treated isolated metopic synostosis were identified and included based on the availability of "previously obtained" low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scans at (1) preoperative and 2 postoperative (2) postoperative day-3 and (3) 1 year time points...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665854/morphometric-analysis-of-the-posterior-cranial-fossa-in-syndromic-and-nonsyndromic-craniosynostosis
#20
Thomas Beez, David Koppel, Meharpal Sangra
Posterior cranial fossa (PCF) anatomy can be abnormal in craniosynostosis, and hindbrain herniation may occur. This study analyzed PCF anatomy in single suture and complex craniosynostosis.Children with craniosynostosis and age-matched controls were identified. Cephalic index (CI) for cranial vault and PCF as well as tentorial (TA) and occipital angles (OA) were measured on preoperative imaging.Children with syndromic (N = 6), bicoronal (N = 4), sagittal (N = 12), and metopic synostosis (N = 4) as well as controls (N = 10) were enrolled...
July 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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