Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

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Journal of Craniofacial Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31825435d5
Original Articles

Growing Skull Fractures After Craniosynostosis Repair: Risk Factors and Treatment Algorithm

Zemann, Wolfgang MD, DMD*; Metzler, Philipp MD, DMD*; Jacobsen, Christine MD, DMD*; Kruse, Astrid L. MD, DMD*; Lübbers, Heinz T. MD, DMD*; Könü, Dilek MD; Obwegeser, Joachim A. MD, DMD*

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Abstract: Growing skull fractures (GSFs) are rare complications after severe head injuries in the early childhood and rarely occur after craniosynostosis repair. The aim of this study was to define an algorithm for sufficient treatment for GSF after craniofacial procedures. Literature research was performed to clarify risk factors for GSFs after cranial vault reshaping. Conclusions of the literature and experiences of the authors based on a case of GSF after craniofacial surgery were matched to establish guidelines for successful therapy.

© 2012 Mutaz B. Habal, MD

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