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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 28, Issue 9, pp 1551–1556 | Cite as

Posterior cranial vault expansion using distraction osteogenesis

  • Christopher A. Derderian
  • Nicholas Bastidas
  • Scott P. Bartlett
Special Annual Issue

Abstract

Purpose

Posterior vault expansion using distraction osteogenesis has become a vital instrument in our institution, particularly as a first-line treatment in syndromic craniosynostosis. In this review, we highlight the several advantages, diverse utility, and technicalities of the operative procedure.

Methods

A review of the literature and explanation of the technical details of the procedures were described in this manuscript.

Results/conclusion

Posterior cranial vault distraction offers several benefits over traditional expansion procedures.

Keywords

Cranial vault Distraction Osteogenesis Posterior 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors have no financial disclosures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher A. Derderian
    • 1
  • Nicholas Bastidas
    • 2
  • Scott P. Bartlett
    • 3
  1. 1.UT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Division of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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