OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to present the novel technique and associated results of a single-incision endoscope-assisted procedure for the treatment of sagittal craniosynostosis.
METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of infants who underwent single-incision endoscope-assisted sagittal craniectomy for craniosynostosis at our institution. Demographic data collected included patient age, blood loss, operative time, pre- and post-operative hemoglobin, pre- and post-operative cephalic index (CI), and hospital length of stay.
RESULTS: Seven consecutive infants underwent surgery for sagittal craniosynostosis using a single-incision endoscopic technique. Average operative time was 87 (±10.5) minutes. Average blood loss was 32 (±13.5) cubic centimeters (cc). Post-operative hemoglobin was an average of 7.1 (±0.2) g/dL. No patients required a blood transfusion intra-operatively or in the post-operative setting. Dural tears were encountered in one patient. The average hospital length of stay was 1.4 (±1.1) days. Difference between pre- and post-operative CI was 8.4 % (±3.5; p < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrate the novel use of a single-incision technique for endoscope-assisted sagittal craniosynostosis correction that improves upon the classically described surgical procedure by decreasing invasiveness, while allowing for excellent clinical outcomes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
- Endoscopic strip craniectomy
- Minimally invasive
- Sagittal craniosynostosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology