Ohio baby has life-saving operation to break his skull to correct the shape of his head

Nine-month-old Caleb Torres, from Ohio, was born with an elongated head. Doctors revealed he had craniosynostosis and that he needed surgery to reshape his head or risk permanent brain damage.
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Conclusion: Posterior cranial vault distraction is an efficacious technique to enlarge the posterior skull vault and treat increased ICP. Moreover, it appears to be efficacious in treating TH-related symptoms. PMID: 30505619 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): S.M. Visram, D. Gill, J.T. Shute, S.J. CunninghamAbstractOur objective was to identify key issues that affect the quality of life (QoL) of adult patients with craniofacial anomalies. This was a qualitative prospective study using in-depth, semi-structured interviews. Ten patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were recruited during their attendance at the Adult Craniofacial Clinic at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Interviews ceased when no new th...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Bilateral suprazygomatic maxillary nerve block is an effective and safe alternative to the traditional peripheral nerve blocks for cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, in a mixed paediatric and adult population.
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Loco-regional anaesthesia Source Type: research
Our objective was to identify key issues that affect the quality of life (QoL) of adult patients with craniofacial anomalies. This was a qualitative prospective study using in-depth, semi-structured interviews. Ten patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were recruited during their attendance at the Adult Craniofacial Clinic at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Interviews ceased when no new themes arose. A framework method of analysis was used to identify themes that related to QoL.
Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
This animal model study investigates whether a biosynthetic bone graft cross-linked with smoothened agonist activates the hedgehog signaling pathway in the reconstruction of craniofacial bony defects in female rats and if this is associated with bone regeneration.
Source: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe recommendation to perform head CT in each patient with craniofacial trauma who experienced the disorders of consciousness is as simple as possible, yet provides high diagnostic sensitivity, facilitating proper management at initial stages post-injury.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE:: To assess weight gain of infants with cleft lip and/or palate (CL ± P) treated with nasoalveolar molding (NAM). DESIGN:: Retrospective, case-control chart review. SETTING:: Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon Health &Science University, Portland, Oregon. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS:: Infants with nonsyndromic CL ± P and noncleft controls. INTERVENTIONS:: Prior to primary lip surgery, NAM was either included (+NAM) or not included (-NAM) in the cleft treatment protocol. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):: Weight gain and percentage weight gain relative to initial...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
To determine the incidence of craniocerebral injuries in patients who experienced upper facial or midfacial traumas associated with the disorders of consciousness. To find which types of craniofacial traumas predisposed to craniocerebral injuries. To analyze a relationship between the site of the force application and the type of resultant craniocerebral injury.
Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 December 2018Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial ResearchAuthor(s): Anupam Mishra, Veerendra VermaAbstractA few studies have reported incomplete resection of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) following embolization. The likely effects of embolization, viz. shrinkage/reduced tensile strength may have increased the fragility of tumour, leaving remnants postoperatively particularly across hour-glass constriction of sphenopalatine foramina. This paper describes the likelihood of residual disease being left following embolization and hence the importance of extended sur...
Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionThere is a paucity of facial anthropometric data for South Asian populations. As South Asia has a significant prevalence of craniofacial anomalies and a burgeoning cosmetic facial surgery market, it is in the interest of both the craniofacial surgeon and the South Asian patient to collect baseline facial anthropometric data for this population.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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