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Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Sep;28(9):1551-6. doi: 10.1007/s00381-012-1802-0. Epub 2012 Aug 8.

Posterior cranial vault expansion using distraction osteogenesis.

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  • 1UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Posterior vault expansion using distraction osteogenesis has become a vital instrument in our institution, particularly as a first-line treatment in syndromic craniosynostosis. In this review, we highlight the several advantages, diverse utility, and technicalities of the operative procedure.

METHODS:

A review of the literature and explanation of the technical details of the procedures were described in this manuscript.

RESULTS/CONCLUSION:

Posterior cranial vault distraction offers several benefits over traditional expansion procedures.

PMID:
22872272
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