Craniosynostosis and Skull Molding

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Abstract

On February 20–23, 1997 in Scotsdale, Arizona, a symposium was held that was sponsored by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The chairs of the meeting were Jeffrey C. Posnick and Harold L. Rekate. The symposium examined issues relating to craniosynostosis and skull molding. The program consisted of three parts. Day 1 focused on the basic concepts of craniosynostosis and skull molding. Day 2 focused on evaluation and treatment of craniosynostosis. Day 3 focused on the diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial syndromes. The symposium was significant because it brought craniofacial and pediatric neurosurgeons together for the first time at a combined meeting to discuss important aspects of craniosynostosis and skull molding. This article summarizes the presentations made at the meeting.

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