Childs Nerv Syst (2017) 33:1545–1552 DOI 10.1007/s00381-017-3449-3 ORIGINAL PAPER Cranial ultrasound is a reliable first step imaging in children with suspected craniosynostosis 1 2 3 2 4 L. Pogliani & G. V. Zuccotti & M. Furlanetto & V. Giudici & A. Erbetta & 4 3 L. Chiapparini & L. Valentini Received: 9 February 2017 /Accepted: 2 May 2017 /Published online: 3 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract cases, that were revealed as false positives in the starting phase of Purpose Skull radiography (SR) and Computed Tomography the study. Twelve patients with very prominent head deformity (CT) are still proposed as the first-line imaging choice for the and negative CUS underwent CT, which confirmed the CUS diagnosis of craniosynostosis (CS) in children with abnormal results in all of them; one case of closure of both temporal su- head shape, but both techniques expose infants to ionizing tures, not studied by CUS, was documented by CT. All the 148 radiation. Several studies shown that ultrasound may play an children with poor clinical suspicion and negative CUS important role in the diagnosis of craniosynostosis. The aim of underwent just a prolonged clinical follow-up. In all of them, a our study is
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Published: Jun 3, 2017
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