December 27, 2017
J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017;1:137−46.
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Kilipiris EG, Horn F, Petrik M, Kabat M, Trnka J, Stanko P. Surgical correction of craniosynostosis. A single institution`s outcome analysis of 70 patients. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017;1(3−4):137−46.
Purpose: The goal of the current study is to provide outcome data for open cranial vault reconstruction at a single institution by a single craniofacial-neurosurgical team.
Patients and Methods: A total of 70 patient records were reviewed. The inclusion criteria were patients less than 3 years of age undergoing primary surgery with open cranial vault reshaping and a minimum follow up time of 2 years.
Findings: Of the 70 patients meeting the selection criteria (32 female, 38 male), 5 were syndromic and 65 nonsyndromic. Average age and weight were 8.8 months and 9 kg respectively. The oldest child was
21 months and the youngest 3.5 months at the time of surgery. The estimated blood volume lost was 35.8% of total calculated blood volume. Average surgical time was 223.2 minutes.
Conclusion: Our review of 70 open repairs of patients with craniosynostosis demonstrates good long-term results with an overall low complication rate and represents open cranial vault reconstruction as a valuable method for repair of such defects.