We report a case of sagittal synostosis that was detected because of cranial deformity 5 years after a congenital pigmented nevus of the scalp was resected using the tissue expansion (TE) technique. Currently, no case report describes the association between TE and craniosynostosis. To explain the mechanism of the craniosynostosis in the present case, we considered that the area of placement, number of expanders, injection schedule, age at operation, or a combination of these may have been responsible for early suture fusion. Considering that complete fusion of the sagittal suture was observed on the postoperative computed tomography but that the compensatory change of the cranial shape was relatively minor, we speculated that the changes in the patient’s skull could have been secondary (late-onset) sagittal synostosis caused by the surgery. Because the deformity in secondary craniosynostosis is relatively minor, it may be overlooked by some surgeons. We recommend careful placement of the expander and long-term follow-up, especially in infants. Level of Evidence: Level V, risk/prognostic study.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 1, 2015
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera