Comparative analysis of cranial vault remodeling versus endoscopic suturectomy in the treatment of unilateral lambdoid craniosynostosis
Abbas Rattani, Coleman P Riordan, John G Meara, Mark R Proctor
Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics | AMER ASSOC NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: Unilateral lambdoid synostosis is the premature fusion of a lambdoid suture or sutures and represents the least common form of craniosynostosis, occurring in 1 in 40,000 births. Cranial vault remodeling (CVR) and endoscopic suturectomy with helmet therapy (ES) are surgical approaches that are used to allow for normal brain growth and improved craniofacial symmetry. The authors conducted a comparative outcomes analysis of patients with lambdoid synostosis undergoing either CVR or ES. METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective consecutive cohort study of patients with nonsyndromic lambdoid synostosis who underwent surgical correction identified from a single-institution database..View full abstract
We acknowledge the R. Michael Scott Research Endowment Operating Fund and the Ingraham Fund for Neurosurgical Research for funding this project. We thank Steven Staffa for his comments on an earlier version of this manuscript, and Emily Day for her administrative assistance.