Occipitofrontal switch for correction of anterior plagiocephaly planned through virtual mock surgery
CONCLUSION: The technique of occipitofrontal switch for correction of anterior plagiocephaly is an elegant procedure with good functional and aesthetic outcome.PMID:33948318 | PMC:PMC8088534 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_757_2020
Conclusion: Placement of absorbable plates was able to prevent bone formation during the early postoperative period, and yet also promote bone formation after plate absorption. The authors believe syndromic craniosynostosis patients with severe deformities and nonsyndromic ones with scaphocephaly or plagiocephaly, successfully avoided secondary surgeries. This approach is less invasive for craniosynostosis and is expected to be highly effective.
Conclusions Each deformity type showed an increased rate of correction when treatment was initiated at a younger age. By quantitatively showing that the rate of correction decreases as the child age increases, we can provide valuable information on the opportune time to provide cranial remolding treatment. The results of this study show that the fastest rate of correction occurs when started at the age of 4 to 6 months and declines quickly as the child ages.
CONCLUSIONS: In our patient population, children with coexisting metopic suture abnormalities and DP or DB had significant risk for amblyopia, strabismus, and refractive errors. PMID: 32929979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract BACKGROUND: Although the benefits of helmet therapy for positional plagiocephaly are strongly correlated with age, the effective period remains controversial. However, most physicians agree that effective results can be obtained in patients within the age of 6 months. Owing to the characteristics of positional plagiocephaly in Koreans, many Korean patients have delayed diagnosis, and because this results in delayed onset of the helmet therapy, the outcomes remain largely underevaluated. In the management of late-diagnosed positional plagiocephaly, we aimed to determine the factors affecting the effective ...
This study investigates layperson perceptions and treatment preferences for positional plagiocephaly to provide patient-oriented evidence for management. Methods: Adult laypersons were recruited through crowdsourcing to view digitally-modified images of normal, mildly, moderately, or severely plagiocephalic infant heads. Participants provided demographic information and rated the infant's head shape and potential related social difficulties, likelihood of consulting a physician for treatment options, and likelihood of seeking helmeting treatment for the infant. Results: Nine hundred forty-five individuals participate...
Conclusions: Three-dimensional growth patterns of the cranium of healthy infants were clarified. These findings will support the understanding and treatment of the conditions that cause cranial deformity. To our knowledge, this is the first report to visualize the growth patterns of the entire cranium of healthy infants in 3D.
Conclusion: The presence of plagiocephaly was associated with a higher prevalence of restriction in cervical PROM. A statistically significant association existed between restriction of the occipitoatlantal joint and development of contralateral deformational plagiocephaly. Future clinical trials assessing the effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy in the treatment and management of restricted cervical PROM and plagiocephaly in infants are needed. PMID: 32663178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsOur results demonstrate that different observer groups perceive the severity of cranial asymmetries differently. Pediatricians ’ more moderate perception of cranial asymmetries may reduce the likelihood of parents to seek therapeutic interventions for their infants. Moreover, we identified some objective symmetry-related parameters that correlated strongly with the observers’ subjective perceptions.Clinical relevanceKnowledge about these findings is important for clinicians when educating parents of infants with DP about the deformity.
To investigate for congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) and positional plagiocephaly (PP) the effectiveness and safety of manual therapy, repositioning and helmet therapy (PP only) using a systematic review o...
Background: Craniosynostosis isolated to the frontosphenoidal suture is an extremely rare entity, distinct from other types of synostotic anterior plagiocephaly, from the embryologic, phenotypic and endocranial morphology viewpoints. Embryologically, the sphenoid bone has two origins, which morphogenetically represent 2 distinct subunits. Depending on the region involved, unique craniofacial features involving the forehead, temporal region and orbit will be demonstrated. A case of frontosphenoidal suture synostosis depicting these features is presented. In addition, a literature review was performed and a treatment algorithm is proposed.