Immediate spontaneous shape correction using expantile zigzag craniectomy in infantile scaphocephaly -is there an improvement in the developmental quotient following surgery?-

Sang Dae Kim, Shizuo Oi

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Abstract

There is still debate over which method of the surgery is the most appropriate for the treatment of scaphocephalic infants. In addition, change in psychomotor development following these procedures is a very complex issue that has not yet been resolved. In this paper, the authors describe a surgical technique for immediate spontaneous shape correction of infantile scaphocephaly. There were significant differences between pre- and postoperative cephalic index. We also describe an improvement in the developmental quotient following surgery. Therefore, this expantile zigzag craniectomy should be recommended to correct for isolated sagittal craniosynostosis in infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-199
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar

Keywords

  • Cephalic index
  • Developmental quotient
  • Expantile zigzag craniectomy
  • Scaphocephaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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