A new surgery technique helps 6-month-old after craniosynostosis diagnosis | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC2
Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the growth seams, or sutures, of an infant’s skull close prematurely, making it difficult for a baby’s skull to grow properly, and without causing some deformities of the skull and face. In the past, patients diagnosed with craniosynostosis faced an open procedure that required removing, reshaping, and replacing the skull bones. However, with advancements in technology and ingenuity, surgeons can now offer infant patients a more minimally invasive approach. Dr. Phuong Nguyen, pediatric plastic surgeon with UT Physicians, knew immediately after seeing Kate that she had Unicoronal Synostosis. He then proceeded with a fronto-orbital osteotomy with placement of a distraction device.