20 - Craniosynostosis

Lara S. Van De Lande, Aina V.H. Greig, David J. Dunaway

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Craniosynostosis is defined as the premature fusion of cranial sutures, which can be due to primary or secondary causes. The premature closure of one or more sutures results in a distorted head shape. Single suture synostosis is often nonsyndromic but when more sutures are affected it is commonly syndromic. Syndromic craniosynostosis (e.g., Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer, Saethre-Chotzen, Carpenter, and Muenke syndrome) is commonly associated with functional problems, intercranial hypertension, ocular exposure, airway problems, hearing loss, delayed speech, feeding problems, as well as extracranial anomalies. All of these factors can contribute to developmental delay. A multidisciplinary approach for the diagnosis, treatment, and management is essential.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlastic Surgery - Principles and Practice
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780323653817
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

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