Pansynostosis: a review
- Jeffrey P. BlountAffiliated withDivision of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- , Robert G. LouisJr.Affiliated withDivision of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- , R. Shane TubbsAffiliated withDivision of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at BirminghamPediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital Email author
- , John H. GrantAffiliated withDivision of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Although rare, pansynostoses are seen and treated by the craniofacial surgeon. To date, a single source that reviews these more severe forms of craniosynostosis is lacking in the literature.
Materials and methods
The present paper outlines and reviews the associations of both syndromic and nonsyndromic cases, potential mechanisms, and the anatomy involved with such forms of premature fusion of the cranial sutures.
Pansynostosis is seen in a myriad of syndromes but can also be identified in nonsyndromic cases. Raised intracranial pressure is a concern in these patients.
Early recognition and treatment of patients with pansynostosis of the cranial sutures is important.
KeywordsSkull Craniosynostosis Premature fusion Multisutural
- Pansynostosis: a review
Child's Nervous System
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- 1. Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
- 3. Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL, 35233, USA
- 2. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA