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Pediatr Neurosurg. 1998 Sep;29(3):127-32.

Pancraniosynostosis after surgery for single sutural craniosynostosis.

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  • 1Memorial Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach, Calif., 90806, USA.


Three children who developed pancraniosynostosis after surgery to correct nonsyndromic single suture synostosis (2 sagittal, 1 unilateral coronal) were noted on prolonged follow-up to have a decreased rate of head growth, and beaten copper findings on plain radiographs of the skull. All had elevated intracranial pressure as recorded by lumbar puncture. The children were reoperated, and then cranial growth resumed, and the radiographic abnormalities resolved. Because of the risk of pancraniosynostosis after surgery for single suture craniosynostosis, extended neurosurgical follow-up for patients with craniosynostosis is warranted.

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