Internal carotid dissection after Le Fort III distraction in Apert syndrome: A case report

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A 10-year-old girl with Apert syndrome underwent a Le Fort HI osteotomy with the positioning of internal and external distraction devices. The operation was straightforward with no intraoperative complications. Very soon after completion of surgery an anisocoria (unilateral dilation of a pupil) was noticed. This was followed by intracranial oedema which was fatal. The aetiology was dissection of the right internal carotid artery is reported. The complications of Le Fort osteotomies are discussed regarding patients with complex syndromal craniosynostosis and midface hypoplasia, such as Apert syndrome. (C) 2010 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)529-533
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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