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Doctor insights on: Craniosynostosis Sagittal Suture

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Sagittal craniosynostosis operation, can you tell me about this?

Sagittal craniosynostosis operation, can you tell me about this?

Sagittal synostosis: There are a number of different operations done for sagittal synostosis. Some of depends on the age of the child at diagnosis. A consultation with a craniofacial center can hopefully review all the options that are available. ...Read more

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Will minor sagittal craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly) that's untreated, become less noticeable and correct itself over Time?

Will minor sagittal craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly) that's untreated, become less noticeable and correct itself over Time?

Depends: Depends in the degree of synostosis. Sime children require surgical management whereas others we just monitor ever 3-6 months depending on age ...Read more

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Does craniosynostosis mean a baby's soft spot is closed or their suture lines? Are the soft spot and cranio independent of each other?

Does craniosynostosis mean a baby's soft spot is closed or their suture lines? Are the soft spot and cranio independent of each other?

Craniosynostosis: Craniosynostosis is the premature closure of a growth plate or suture. Most children will close only one suture early although some genetic syndromes will close multiple sutures. The soft spot or fontanelle is the point where multiple sutures come together. Fontanelles will usually close with the suture. ...Read more

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Does sagittal craniosynostosis have to be treated? What would happen if a minor case isn't treated? Would a child's head grow mostly normally?

Abnormal head shape: Premature fusion of the sagittal suture would stop growth from that site. Since the growing brain would need more room, it would expand the skull in the direction open to growth.This produces an oblong skull with increased front to back dimension while the side to side remained narrow. True CS needs to be fixed surgically in infancy. ...Read more

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Absolutely no alternatives to surgery for craniosynostosis (sagittal)? 2 year old, no symptoms?

Absolutely no alternatives to surgery for craniosynostosis (sagittal)?  2 year old, no symptoms?

Talk to MD: The neurosurgeon would be the best one to explain the alternatives, and yes there are some. However, this depends on the degree of fusion, when the fusion occurred, and the functional and cosmetic effects of the fusion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could craniosynostosis be missed until 15 months? Child has a ridge along metopic suture, but pediatrician says too late for diagnosis.

Could craniosynostosis be missed until 15 months? Child has a ridge along metopic suture, but pediatrician says too late for diagnosis.

Craniosynostosis: Ridging along a metopic suture does not necessarily mean craniosynostosis. There are other findings associated with it that fit into the diagnosis of trigonocephaly. It is not too late for a diagnosis and a work up by a craniofacial surgeon might be helpful here for you. ...Read more

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A girl (2 years) has been diagnosed with craniosynostosis (sagittal). Surgery often results in re-synostosis. Hashydrogel (or other) been approved to prevent this?

A girl (2 years) has been diagnosed with craniosynostosis (sagittal). Surgery often results in re-synostosis. Hashydrogel (or other) been approved to prevent this?

No: Surgery is the treatment for craniosynostosis. The condition can sometimes result in the need for more than one surgical procedure. It is best to be treated in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial center. ...Read more

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Baby with minor sagittal craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly) and the doctor is saying it's fine and no surgery needed? Why not? What will happen?

Baby with minor sagittal craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly) and the doctor is saying it's fine and no surgery needed? Why not? What will happen?

Hopefully nothing !: Sagittal bones are not the skull bones that grow to allow normal head growth, they are mostly due to coronal and lambdoidal bone growth. Scaphocephaly is usually not associated with syndromes. It occurs frequently in premature infants, and comprises 50 % of all abnormal head shapes. Nothing serious should happen, make sure you follow this with your doctor ...Read more

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2 month old has a ridge on saggital suture.Head circumference was in 1% at 1 month now it's 85% dr concerned? What is the reason for this rapid growth

2 month old has a ridge on saggital suture.Head circumference was in 1% at 1 month now it's 85% dr concerned? What is the reason for this rapid growth

Can be benign: This can be benign and normal growth or something more serious such as fluid accumulating within the brain, best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Any ideas why craniosynostosis happens in new borns?

Any ideas why craniosynostosis happens in new borns?

Craniosynostosis: In most cases it is spontaneous event with no known cause. In some cases it can be genetic due to an abnormal gene. There are also cases related to medications taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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