Cranial distraction osteogenesis for syndromic craniosynostosis: long-term follow-up and effect on postoperative cranial growth.

@article{Yamaguchi2014CranialDO,
  title={Cranial distraction osteogenesis for syndromic craniosynostosis: long-term follow-up and effect on postoperative cranial growth.},
  author={Kazuaki Yamaguchi and Keisuke Imai and Takuya Fujimoto and Makoto Takahashi and Yoko Maruyama and Hiroaki Sakamoto and Yasuhiro Matsusaka},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2014},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={e35-41}
}
BACKGROUND Although cranial distraction osteogenesis (CDO) is beneficial, few studies have reported on detailed operative procedures and postoperative cranial growth. Herein, we demonstrated the objective effectiveness of CDO in younger infants. METHODS The study included infants who underwent primary cranial distraction for craniosynostosis. Infants who had hydrocephalus were excluded and those who underwent additional osteotomy surgeries were analysed before the subsequent procedures. The… CONTINUE READING