Craniofacial Sutural Pattern and Surgical Management in Patients With Different Degrees of Trigonocephaly Severity

Cesare Colosimo, Rosalinda Calandrelli, Fabio Pilato, Luca Massimi, Antonio Marrazzo

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify quantitative tools to classify the severity of trigonocephaly to guide surgical management and predict outcome. METHODS: We reviewed high-resolution computed tomography images of 59 patients with metopic synostosis. We assessed the craniofacial sutural pattern as well as interfrontal and metopic angles, and we related the frontal angulation degree with the sutural pattern, the surgical management, and clinical outcome. RESULTS: We identified 3 groups according to the severity of trigonocephaly. No difference was found between the sutural pattern of nasion complex and severity, whereas the closure of zygomatic maxillary sutures increased with the severity degree (P < 0.05). The operative management was related to the severity degree (P < 0.001) and to the reduced age (P = 0.009). CONCLUSIONS: Interfrontal and metopic angles are complementary measurements to evaluate with high accuracy the degree of frontal angulation. In preoperative assessment, they may guide surgery decision in particular when the choice is not straightforward.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)374-379
Numero di pagine6
RivistaJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume44
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Keywords

  • high-resolution CT
  • interfrontal angle
  • metopic angle
  • metopic craniosynostosis
  • surgical management

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