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ORIGINAL ARTICLE - TECHNICAL NOTE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-65

Craniosynostosis: Esthetic protocol in open technique


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1501 King Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA

Correspondence Address:
Ghali E Ghali
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1501 King Highway, PO Box 33932, Shreveport, LA 71130
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.110086

PMID: 23662262

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Introduction: The past two decades have seen advances relative to the treatment of patients with craniosynostosis in the areas of resorbable fixation, imaging, and both intraoperative and perioperative management. The purpose of this study is to present open cranial vault reshaping techniques and anesthetic protocol used at Louisiana State University Health - Shreveport, USA. Materials and Methods: The surgical procedure of choice was single-stage open cranial vault reshaping with barrel-staving and orbital bandeau advancement as needed for supra-orbital rim deficiencies. Results: The outcomes of single-stage cranial vault reshaping with selective postoperative dynamic orthotics yielded symmetrical and consistent clinical results with only three children out of over 100 cases requiring later surgical correction. Discussion: Our review of techniques provides a safe protocol for management of craniosynostosis with symmetrical clinical head shape. The techniques presented here are aimed at improving the multidisciplinary management of these patients.


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