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Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Apr;36(4):E16. doi: 10.3171/2014.2.FOCUS13559.

Odilon Marc Lannelongue (1840-1911) and strip craniectomy for craniosynostosis.

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Department of Neurosurgery, LSU Health-Shreveport, Louisiana.

Abstract

In the 19th century, Dr. Odilon Marc Lannelongue was a pioneering French surgeon who introduced a surgical technique for the treatment of craniosynostosis. In 1890, Dr. Lannelongue performed correction of sagittal synostosis by strip craniectomy. From his procedure, multiple techniques have been developed and endorsed for this condition, ranging from simple suturectomies to extensive calvarial vault remodeling. In addition, even today, endoscopically aided strip craniectomy is performed as a surgical treatment of craniosynostosis. This article describes the life and works of the surgeon who revolutionized the management of craniosynostosis.

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10.3171/2014.2.FOCUS13559
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