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Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México

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CHICO PONCE DE LEON, Fernando. Craneosynostosis. II. Analysis of syndromatic craniosynostosis and different types of treatment. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2011, vol.68, n.6, pp.409-418. ISSN 1665-1146.

In this second part of the Review Article on craniosynostosis, different types of syndromatic craniosynostosis are analyzed along with clinical and imaging aspects and, in known cases, embryogenetic alterations. Different types of treatments are also described for both syndromic and nonsyndromic craniosynostosis. These range from the classic surgical treatments for achieving brain decompression, restoring the anatomy and providing the highest degree of aesthetics for the child. Last, but not least, information on cutting-edge treatments such as techniques in tissue engineering, use of bioabsorbable bone distractors and even endoscopic surgical systems are included. It is expected that in the near future there should be a greater number of publications that report the success of these new techniques.

Palabras clave : syndromic craniosynostosis; Crouzon's disease; Apert syndrome; Pfeiffer syndrome; clover skull syndrome; craniosynostosis surgery.

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