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Neurocranial suture autotransplantation and periosteal dura stripping to provide a passive growth site in craniosynostosis--a case report.
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PMID:  12914704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The behaviour of a neurocranial suture autograft in a plagiocephalic infant is described. PATIENT AND METHODS: In a 7-month-old girl, born with right-sided unicoronal synostosis, part of the left-sided unicoronal suture was transplanted to the right-sided synostosectomy site. Also, in the pathological area, the periosteal 'layer' of the dura was surgically removed. The suture autotransplantation was integrated into the classical concept of radical remodelling, planned in a computer design environment. Growth of the suture was monitored by CT. RESULTS: Suture patency and osseous growth within the autograft could be demonstrated over a 1-year period. CONCLUSION: Neurocranial suture autotransplantation together with the prohibition of fusion-inducing dural signals seems to be a promising technique in the treatment of certain premature synostoses. This warrants a prospective clinical trial.
Maurice Y Mommaerts; Patrick F J Staels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1010-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-13     Completed Date:  2003-11-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Team, General Hospital St. Jan, Bruges, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Transplantation
Computer-Aided Design
Cranial Sutures / transplantation*
Craniosynostoses / surgery*
Dura Mater / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Frontal Bone / abnormalities,  surgery*
Parietal Bone / abnormalities,  surgery*
Patient Care Planning
Periosteum / surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Transplantation, Autologous

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