Current and Future Perspectives in Craniosynostosis.

J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2016 May;59(3):247-9. doi: 10.3340/jkns.2016.59.3.247. Epub 2016 May 10.

Current and Future Perspectives in Craniosynostosis.

Abstract

Craniosynostosis has a varied clinical spectrum, ranging from isolated single suture involvement to multi-sutural fusions. Greater understanding of the pathogenesis of craniosynostosis has led to the development of practical treatment protocols. Three stages of growth have determined the approach to managing craniosynostosis : the early period, up to 12 months; the intermediate period, from 1 to 10 years; and the late period, beginning at 10 years. This review discusses current surgical management and future perspectives in craniosynostosis.

KEYWORDS:

Craniosynostosis; Neurosurgery; Pediatric

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