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How is "craniosynostosis" treated?

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Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

Depending on the severity of the skull, and sometimes face, deformity, the baby may require surgery to release the bones that have grown together and to improve the established skull deformity.
The child should be evaluated by a craniofacial deformitiesd team prior to and following such surgery when necesary.

In brief: Surgery

Depending on the severity of the skull, and sometimes face, deformity, the baby may require surgery to release the bones that have grown together and to improve the established skull deformity.
The child should be evaluated by a craniofacial deformitiesd team prior to and following such surgery when necesary.
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually surgery

Depending on the part(s) of the skull involved and the age and health of the child, surgeons will often perform "strip" craniotomies (simpler) or vault reconstructions to remedy the deformity.
Occasionally, these patients also have hydrocephalus, which can require surgery, too.

In brief: Usually surgery

Depending on the part(s) of the skull involved and the age and health of the child, surgeons will often perform "strip" craniotomies (simpler) or vault reconstructions to remedy the deformity.
Occasionally, these patients also have hydrocephalus, which can require surgery, too.
Dr. Atif Haque
Dr. Atif Haque
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Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: Craniosynostosis

Surgery is usually for cranial deformity correction for infants with fusion of 1-2 sutures that results in a misshapen head.
The vast majority of patients with primary, single suture synostosis have little or no morbidity following surgery.

In brief: Craniosynostosis

Surgery is usually for cranial deformity correction for infants with fusion of 1-2 sutures that results in a misshapen head.
The vast majority of patients with primary, single suture synostosis have little or no morbidity following surgery.
Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery

In brief: Craniosynostosis

Surgery on the affected bones of the face, orbits and skulls is the most common treatment.
There are a wide variety of different surgical treatments that range from just removing the afffected fused suture to a cranial vault remodelling where all of the affected units of bone are dealt. We gave up the single suture removal over 25 years ago as being ineffective in the long term. We use the CVR.

In brief: Craniosynostosis

Surgery on the affected bones of the face, orbits and skulls is the most common treatment.
There are a wide variety of different surgical treatments that range from just removing the afffected fused suture to a cranial vault remodelling where all of the affected units of bone are dealt. We gave up the single suture removal over 25 years ago as being ineffective in the long term. We use the CVR.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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