Minimally Invasive Non-Endoscopic Correction for Sagittal Craniosynostosis in Children Aged Below 6 Months
Keywords:Biparietal diameter, Cephalic index, Internal helmet suture, Internal helmet technique, Occipitofrontal diameter, Sagittal craniosynostosis
AIM: Object of this study is to determine effectiveness of this procedure used in this study which is minimally invasive non endoscopic correction for sagittal craniosynostosis in children below 6 months.
METHODS: A prospective study was done in Neurosurgery children unit, Abu Elreash Japanese children hospital, Cairo university, Egypt, for patients with non syndromatic sagittal craniosynostosis. The variables analyzed; OFD, BPD, CI pre. & postoperative, age of patients at time of surgery, sex, duration of surgery and length of hospital stay.
RESULTS: Our results shows statistically significant difference between pre-operative with post-operative after 2 days, post-operative follow-up, and follow-up after 1 year for OFD, BPD and CI.CONCLUSIONS: Internal helmet technique used in correction of sagittal synostosis in children below 6 months old giving good cosmetic results with the following advantages, (1) short surgery time, (2) small wound, (3) no much blood loss, (4) immediate good cosmetic result, (5) no need to use external devices which reduces the cost, family load, and child suffering, and (6) no need for long-term follow-up.
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