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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-99

Pediatric craniofacial surgery for craniosynostosis: Our experience and current concepts: Part -1

1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Manipal Hospital, Kengeri, Bangalore, India
2 Advanced Neuroscience Institute, BGS Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
N K Venkataramana
Advanced Neuroscience Institute, BGS Global Hospital, No. 67, Uttarahalli Road, Kengeri, Bangalore - 560 60
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.57327

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Craniostenosis is a disease characterized by untimely fusion of cranial sutures resulting in a variety of craniofacial deformities and neurological sequelae due to alteration in cranial volume and restriction of brain growth. This involves vault sutures predominantly, but cranial base is not immune. Association with a variety of syndromes makes the management decision complex. These children need careful evaluation by multiple specialists to have strategic treatment options. Parental counseling is an important and integral part of the treatment. Recent advancements in the surgical techniques and concept of team approach have significantly enhanced the safety and outcome of these children. We had an opportunity of treating 57 children with craniostenosis in the last 15 years at our craniofacial service. Out of them, 40 were nonsyndromic and 17 were syndromic variety. We describe our successful results along with individualized operative technical modifications adopted based on the current understanding of the disease.


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