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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

Yong Gong1 †, Songjian Li1†, Wei Zeng2, Jianing Yu3, Yan Chen2* and Bo Yu1* 1Department of Orthopedics, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 2Ultrasound Medical Center, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 3The First School of Clinical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China Bone defects are challenging to treat in musculoskeletal system due to the lack of vascularization. Biomaterials with internal vascularization ability and osteoinduction bioactivity are promising strategies for orthopedic applications. Vascular endotheli...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionChronic radiodermatitis and osteoradionecrosis in adults, occurring as late complications, are uncommon, but can be observed even nearly 80 years after radiation. Large defects of the skull require a complete reconstruction to avoid several complications.
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Researchers from Saudi Arabia have created 3D-printed models based on the CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time 3D printing yields custom-fit glasses for kids 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
This study is designed to compare the different situation between the traditional image guide pattern and deviation reminds added pattern in the model trials. The AR system can track the model and surgical tools at the same time. Five craniofacial surgeons and engineers participated in this study. The navigation points were ensured with the traditional image guide pattern and deviation reminds added pattern for each one. Then, the position error, orientation error and time requirement were recorded for statistical analyses in the study. There was a statistically significant difference between the deviation reminds added pa...
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
In this report, we present a laryngotracheal reconstruction with a buccal mucosa–prefabricated medial femoral condyle free flap, after chondroma excision in a 1-step procedure. Functional results are promising and were confirmed by endoscopy and computed tomography examination 12 months postoperatively. This reconstruction-with-prefabrication technique, among others, may be used in the reconstruction of different regions like craniofacial bone defects, apart from larynx and trachea.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2019Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial ResearchAuthor(s): Mohd Javaid, Abid HaleemAbstractObjectiveTo study the current status and applications of additive manufacturing (AM) in dentistry along with various technologies, benefits and future scope.MethodsA significant number of relevant research papers on the additive manufacturing application in dentistry are identified through Scopus and studied using bibliometric analysis that shows an increasing trend of research in this field. This paper briefly describes various types of AM technologies with their accuracy, pro...
Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionAdvantages of tissue adhesives over conventional wound closure techniques include easy to use, excellent bacteriostatic property, decreased repair time, elimination of recall visits and comparable short and long-term cosmetic outcome. Though tissue adhesives have many advantages over conventional wound closure techniques, they can be used as an alternative to sutures only in superficial small and tension free skin incisions or lacerations.
Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Conclusions In the span of a very short time—less than a decade—robotic head and neck surgery has transformed the management of the head and neck cancer, and it seems clear that the future of treatment for these cancers lies in a multimodal approach in which TORS is likely to play an important role. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that the current indications for TORS are limited and long-term data on the safety and oncological outcomes are needed to better understand the true role of TORS in treatment of head and neck cancer. Nonetheless, the emergence of ever more advanced robotic instruments i...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Robotic-assisted surgery has emerged with an attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional minimally invasive surgical procedures. With increasing competition, the way to gain market share in this quickly growing market is with innovative technology. This means R&D is at the forefront of this market, driving adoption, expanding applications, and leading to a market that will more than double in size by 2025. It’s been a steady trajectory since the first medical robot, Arthrobot, was developed in Canada in 1983 for use during orthopedic procedures1. Then, the first robotic-assisted procedure, neurosur...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: R & D Orthopedics Source Type: news
Conclusion Most head and neck pathologies show a broad cellular heterogeneity making it difficult to achieve an accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment (Graf and Zavodszky, 2017; Lo Nigro et al., 2017). Single cell analysis of circadian omics (Lande-Diner et al., 2015; Abraham et al., 2018), may be a crucial tool needed in the future to fully understand the circadian control of head and neck diseases. It becomes more obvious that there is only a small genetic component but a largely unknown epigenetics and/or environmental component for most of the head and neck pathologies (Moosavi and Motevalizadeh Ardekani, 2016; He...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
More News: Babies | Brain | Craniofacial Surgery | Health | Neurology