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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