Toru Akizuki

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The rare syndrome of the agnathia with microstomia, aglossia, synotia (the external ears approaching one another in the midline) and brain malformation (agnathia-holoprosencephaly) was reported by Pauli et al. (1983) as a developmental field defect. This syndrome has two subgroups. One is more severe with brain malformation (holoprosencephaly), and the(More)
OBJECT The authors describe the use of distraction devices and surgical techniques of distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of patients with craniosynostosis. METHODS Since 1994, the authors have performed distraction procedures in 23 patients with craniosynostosis in whom osteogenesis was achieved. Thirteen of the 23 patients underwent a complete Le(More)
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