Minimally invasive approaches to craniosynostosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Craniosynostosis (CS) is defined as the premature fusion of one or more calvarial sutures. This carries several consequences, including abnormal/asymmetric cranial vault development, increased intracranial pressure, compromised neurocognitive development, and craniofacial deformity. Definitive management is surgical with the goal of protecting cerebral development by re-establishing normal cranial vault expansion and correcting cosmetic deformity. In today's practice, CS surgery has advanced radically from simple craniectomies to major cranial vault reconstructive (CVR) procedures. More recently there has been considerable interest in endoscopic assisted surgery (EAS). Theoretical benefits include decreased operative time, morbidity, blood loss, postoperative pain, cost and faster recovery times. In this focused review, we summarize the current body of literature reporting clinical outcomes in EAS and review the data comparing EAS and CVR.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pendharkar, AV; Shahin, MN; Cavallo, C; Zhao, X; Ho, AL; Sussman, ES; Grant, GA

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 745 - 764

PubMed ID

  • 29790726

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1827-1855

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.23736/S0390-5616.18.04483-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Italy