Christopher A Derderian

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PURPOSE Posterior vault expansion using distraction osteogenesis has become a vital instrument in our institution, particularly as a first-line treatment in syndromic craniosynostosis. In this review, we highlight the several advantages, diverse utility, and technicalities of the operative procedure. METHODS A review of the literature and explanation of(More)
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(More)
PURPOSE: Neurocognitive studies in school-age children with craniosynostosis reveal lower scores compared to controls. Optimal age at surgery in craniosynostosis continues to be debated. In addition, individuals with craniosynostosis may undergo reoperation to improve residual skull irregularities. It is unknown whether reoperation affects neuro-cognitive(More)
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