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Eppley Barry L. MD DMD; Kalsbeck, John E. MD; Sadove, A. Michael MD
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: July 1994
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Although osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is recognized as a cause of craniosynostosis, therapeutic endeavors have not been reported. We present an 8-month-old girl with type 3 OI, in whom bilateral occipital flattening, biparietal widening, and frontal narrowing were effectively managed with a combined surgical release and reconstruction and molding cap therapy. The quality of the calvarial bone in OI requires a modified approach to the conventional bone techniques commonly used in the correction of craniosynostosis deformities.

© 1994 Mutaz B. Habal, MD