Journal article

Cognitive, behavioral and psychological functioning of children and adults with conservatively managed metopic synostosis.

AJ Osborn, RM Roberts, JL Mathias, PJ Anderson, WJ Flapper

Child Neuropsychology | Published : 2021

Abstract

Children diagnosed with metopic synostosis (MS) commonly experience poor neuropsychological outcomes, with research suggesting that children whose MS is managed conservatively (without surgery) potentially having worse outcomes than their operated peers. However, studies of children whose MS was managed conservatively are scarce. This study therefore examined the cognitive, behavioral, and psychological functioning of children/adults with conservatively managed MS (N = 38) and compares their outcomes to individually matched healthy controls (N = 38) of the same age and sex (matched-pairs design) from the general community. Age-appropriate, validated assessments measuring general cognition, v..

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