[Metopic craniosynostosis. Surgical results in 35 surgically treated cases under 1 year of age]

Enrico Marchese, C. Di Rocco, F. Velardi

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Abstract

Abstract The clinical features, the diagnostic findings and the surgical results obtained on 35 children, under 1 year of age, operated on because of an early synostosis of the metopic suture are presented. In 79% of cases, the diagnosis was obvious at birth. A M/F ratio of 2.0 was observed in this series. Associated malformations were recorded in eleven patients (30.5%). The surgical procedure consisted of bilateral frontal craniectomy, opening of the roof of the orbit, advancement of the superior orbital margin, and repositioning of the frontal flaps after 180 degrees rotation. The cosmetical correction was satisfactory even in the immediate postoperative period. No mortality was recorded. The surgical correction was followed by a normal psychomotor development in 33 cases; delayed milestones were recorded in 2 children in whom the metopic synostosis was part of a complex malformative syndrome. On the grounds of our results, the young age of the patients at the operation should not be regarded as an obstacle to the immediate surgical correction; in our advice, the early correction results also in better functional and cosmetic long-term outcomes.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] [Metopic craniosynostosis. Surgical results in 35 surgically treated cases under 1 year of age]
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)559-564
Numero di pagine6
RivistaMinerva Pediatrica
Volume41
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1989

Keywords

  • Craniosynostoses
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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