Venous hypertension and craniosynostosis

  title={Venous hypertension and craniosynostosis},
  author={Richard Hayward},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
This article addresses the relevance of venous hypertension to children born with, in particular, the “syndromic” forms of craniosynostosis. The development of the human cerebral venous system is summarised and the patterns of anomalous venous drainage seen in children with complex forms of craniosynostosis associated with raised intracranial pressure are described. The aetiology of these abnormal patterns is discussed under the general headings of “The constriction theory”, “A primary role for… CONTINUE READING