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Journal of Stomatology Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume 119, n° 1
pages 71-74 (février 2018)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jormas.2017.10.003
Received : 15 December 2016 ;  accepted : 2 October 2017
Technical Notes

Posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis in craniofacial surgery: Technical note
 

Q. de Kerangal a, A. Paré a, A. Joly a, N. Travers b, c, D. Goga a, c, B. Laure a, c,
a Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic surgery Department, CHU Gatien-de-Clocheville, boulevard Béranger, 37000 Tours, France 
b Pediatric Neurosurgery Department, CHU Gatien-de-Clocheville, boulevard Béranger, 37000 Tours, France 
c Craniofacial Unit, Competence Centre of Rare Craniofacial Malformations, CHU Gatien-de-Clocheville, boulevard Béranger, 37000 Tours, France 

Corresponding author. Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic surgery Department, CHU Gatien-de-Clocheville, boulevard Béranger, 37000 Tours, France.
Abstract
Introduction

Posterior cranial vault distraction is a treatment for intracranial hypertension in certain cases of craniosynostosis and faciocraniosynostosis. It allows the harmonization of the skull back and prevents turricephaly. This study presents the surgical technique.

Technical note

Posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis consists of a circular osteotomy of the skull back. Four distractors are placed on the cranial flap without detachment of the dura mater. The distraction is carried out over nearly 1 month with an objective of 20mm. The technique's effectiveness is judged on the correction of the skull back shape and the disappearance of clinical and radiological signs of intracranial hypertension.

Discussion

Posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis enables a large increase in cranial volume and a correction of the dysmorphic skull back. This easy surgery and the low rate of complications make this technique a main surgical approach in the management of faciocraniosynostosis.

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Keywords : Faciocraniosynostosis, Craniosynostosis, Brachycephaly, Distraction osteogenesis




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