Craniosynostosis is a condition in which premature fusion of one or more cranial sutures lead to abnormal head shape and growth restriction of the brain. Nonsyndromic craniosynostosis occurs in isolation, and usually involves a single suture, whereas syndromic craniosynostosis may involve mul-tiple sutures and is associated with extracraniofacial findings. Although surgical management can be similar, the treatment plan must take into consideration issues specific to the syndromes. This article aims to provide a concise overview of the authors’ current understanding regarding the presentation, treatment principle, surgical option, and debates in craniosynostosis.Learning Objectives
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Understand the craniofacial dysmorphology of craniosynostosis, and the variation of each type.
- Identify the functional concerns and learn the ratio-nale behind timing of operative intervention.
- Approach each dysmorphology critically and identify the operative intervention needed to improve form and function
- Understand and address the specific issues related to syndromic craniosynostosis and be able to delineate management plan.
Amy S. Xue, M.D.; Edward P. Buchanan, M.D.; Larry H. Hollier, Jr., M.D.
Section Editors: Donald H. Lalonde, MD; John YS Kim, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Media:Journal Article, video
Release Date: 07/01/2022
Expiration Date: 07/01/2025
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour
*Course access ends on course expiration date
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This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Disclosures
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