Surgical approaches for the correction of metopic synostosis.

  title={Surgical approaches for the correction of metopic synostosis.},
  author={Johnny B. Delashaw and John Arthur Persing and Tae Sung Park and John Anthony Jane},
  volume={19 2},
Premature closure of the metopic suture results in a deformity ranging from a minor variation to a severe cosmetic deformity. The three principal abnormalities comprising metopic synostosis are trigonocephaly secondary to the restriction of growth of both frontal bones, deficient lateral supraorbital rims, and hypotelorism. Seventeen of 18 patients evaluated for metopic synostosis had surgical correction of their anomalies. For a minor degree of prominence at the metopic suture, a bicoronal… CONTINUE READING


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