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
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..View full abstract
Supported by the R. Michael Scott Research Endowment Fund and the Ingraham Fund for Neurosurgical Research. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.