Reduction cranioplasty for macrocephaly with long-standing hydrocephalus and non-fused fontanelle in Chiari malformation type I

Jong Il Choi, Eun Sang Dhong, Dong Jun Lim, Sang Dae Kim

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    Abstract

    Introduction: Because hydrocephalus is diagnosed and treated at an early stage in pediatric patients, pediatric neurosurgeons rarely encounter patients with hydrocephalic macrocephaly. There are even fewer cases of infants with long-standing hydrocephalus in whom macrocephaly progresses and is accompanied by skull defect due to malunion of suture lines despite long-term CSF diversion treatment.

    Case report: We report the case of a male infant with Chiari malformation type I who presented with congenital hydrocephalus and occipital encephalocele that progressed to hydrocephalic macrocephaly with frontal skull defect, despite numerous cerebrospinal fluid diversion operations. The patient eventually recovered successfully after reduction cranioplasty.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1763-1766
    Number of pages4
    JournalChild's Nervous System
    Volume30
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct

    Keywords

    • Bony defect
    • Chiari I malformation
    • Hydrocephalic macrocephaly
    • Occipital encephalocele
    • Reduction cranioplasty

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Clinical Neurology

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