Genetics of Crouzon Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Dec 05, 2018
  • Author: Marie M Tolarova, MD, PhD, DSc; Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Carefully monitor postoperative complications.

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Further Inpatient Care

Admit the patient with Crouzon syndrome for surgical intervention. Tracheostomy may be needed for airway management.

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Transfer

Transfer may be indicated for further diagnostic evaluation and surgical intervention.

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Complications

Complications can include the following:

  • Wound infections, frontal bone osteomyelitis, epidural abscess, and periorbital abscess
  • Increased intracranial pressure and postoperative hydrocephalus
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak
  • Respiratory distress and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Facial nerve palsy, blindness, diplopia, and velopharyngeal incompetence
  • Optic atrophy - Remains an important cause of visual impairment before decompressive craniectomy
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