Journal article

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery for Infantile Craniosynostosis: A Longitudinal Cohort Study

Coleman P Riordan, David Zurakowski, Petra M Meier, Georgios Alexopoulos, John G Meara, Mark R Proctor, Susan M Goobie

The Journal of Pediatrics | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patient outcomes of minimally invasive endoscopic strip craniectomy (ESC) for craniosynostosis. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort analysis (2004-2018) of 500 consecutive infants with craniosynostosis treated by ESC with orthotic therapy at a single center. Operative outcomes included transfusions, complications, and reoperations as well as head circumference change based on World Health Organization percentiles. Multivariable logistic regression was used to identify risk factors associated with blood transfusion. Paired t tests were used for within-patient comparisons and Fisher exact test to compare syndromic and nonsyndromic subgroups. RESULTS: ESC was ass..

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