craniosynostosis


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craniosynostosis

[‚krā·nē·ō‚sin·ə′stō·səs]
(medicine)
The union of separate cranial bones into a single bone structure.
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Conclusion: Early detection of craniosynostosis, neurological assessment, radiological evaluation, differentiating between primary and secondary craniosynostosis and multidisciplinary treatment of craniofacial reconstruction led to optimal treatment.
She said she had received considerable help from a support group called Cranio Ribbons, which organises a Craniosynostosis Awareness Month each September.
Surgery for craniosynostosis repair in the paediatric population has been characterized as a subspecialized procedure with high rates of bleeding, transfusions and complications, primarily of hematologic nature.
Treatment: Although it is mostly regarded as a transient problem, early and appropriate treatment is significant because of heart failure in the acute phase, and morbidities including craniosynostosis, microcephaly, and mental retardation in the long term.
Major structural defects generally refer to problems that need a surgical fix, including spina bifida, atrial septal defects, cleft palates, hypospadias, polydactyly, and craniosynostosis.
Senior author Wei Hsu at the University of Rochester Medical Center said the goal is to better understand and find stem cell therapy for a condition known as craniosynostosis, a skull deformity in infants.
Leighton, "The role of the nasopharyngeal airway for obstructive sleep apnea in syndromic craniosynostosis," The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.
This edition has updated discussion of sudden infant death syndrome to focus on infant sleeping environments, and new before-and-after illustrations and discussions on cranial-orthotic modeling helmets and the surgical correction of craniosynostosis.
The main outcome measure was the 14 categories of birth defects that, according to the medical literature, had associations with SSRIs: neural tube defects, anencephaly, all septal defects, ventricular septal defects, right ventricular outflow tract obstructions, cleft palate, cleft lip with or without cleft palate, esophageal atresia, anal atresia, hypospadias, any limb reduction defect, craniosynostosis, gastroschisis, and omphalocele.