Pediatric Craniosynostosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 04, 2018
  • Author: Raj D Sheth, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric craniosynostosis?

How is pediatric craniosynostosis defined?

What is normal skull development relevant to pediatric craniosynostosis?

What is the pathophysiology of primary pediatric craniosynostosis?

What is the pathophysiology of secondary pediatric craniosynostosis?

What is the prevalence of pediatric craniosynostosis in the US?

What is the morbidity associated with pediatric craniosynostosis?

What are the sexual predilections of pediatric craniosynostosis?

At what age is pediatric craniosynostosis evident?

What is the prognosis of pediatric craniosynostosis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pediatric craniosynostosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pediatric craniosynostosis?

What causes pediatric craniosynostosis?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnosis of pediatric craniosynostosis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Craniosynostosis?

Workup

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric craniosynostosis?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of pediatric craniosynostosis?

Treatment

How is pediatric craniosynostosis treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pediatric craniosynostosis?

How is positional molding in pediatric craniosynostosis treated?

How is cranial dysmorphology in pediatric craniosynostosis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with pediatric craniosynostosis?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric craniosynostosis?

Follow-up

What is included in long-term monitoring of pediatric craniosynostosis?

What are the possible complications of pediatric craniosynostosis?

What is the prognosis of craniosynostosis?

What is included in patient education about pediatric craniosynostosis?