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Skull Deformities

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How is Craniosynostosis Diagnosed?

An infant’s skull is composed of several bony plates connected by a series of fibrous joints (called sutures). During normal growth, the sutures close together as the child develops, allowing room in the skull for the brain to fully form. Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the sutures close prematurely, inhibiting normal development of the brain and skull. This can cause surrounding bones to compensate for the restricted growth, leading to changes in the facial... Continue Reading

Skull Deformities

What Is Skull Reconstruction?

Skull reconstruction involves restoring not just the bone defect but also muscle, fat and skin defects to establish a more normal structure and appearance. The skull deformity or defect can be due to tumor, trauma or infection. Typically, patients are seen after emergency neurosurgery is performed to save a person’s life. In these situations, resolution of the life-threatening issue takes priority over reconstruction. Dr. Eric Payne is a craniofacial plastic surgeon who is trained in... Continue Reading