Sagittal synostosis scaphocephaly cranial reconstruction with spiral cut cranioplasty

Catherine Y. Wang, Alisha R. Bonaroti, Brandon A. Miller, James Liau
2021 Neurosurgical Focus: Video  
Sagittal craniosynostosis, the most common form of craniosynostosis, affects 1 per 1000 live births. The main surgical treatments include endoscopic suturectomy and open cranial vault remodeling. This video describes an open reconstruction method, including strip resection of the sagittal suture, biparietal craniotomies with spiral cut cranioplasty, and barrel staves of the posterior occiput. Ideally used between 4 and 15 months of age, this approach takes advantage of the flexibility of the
more » ... exibility of the cranial bones to expand, allowing for immediate and long-term increases of the parietal width and correction of cosmetic deformity, without necessitating the use of cranial molding devices postoperatively. The video can be found here:
doi:10.3171/2021.1.focvid20104 fatcat:2qrj7uaofralflss6yzawo5cna