Simultaneous Unicoronal and Sagittal Distraction Osteogenesis for the Treatment of Nonsyndromic Multisutural Craniosynostosis

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Abstract

We present a case of multiplanar distraction osteogenesis for the simultaneous treatment of sagittal and unicoronal craniosynostosis in a nonsyndromic 2-month-old boy. Unilateral fronto-orbital advancement and sagittal suturectomy were performed. Distracters were fixed orthogonally in the sagittal and coronal positions to distract the affected coronal and sagittal sutures. The devices achieved 20 and 22 mm of advancement in the coronal and sagittal locations. A total intracranial volume increase of 62% was noted at 6 months’ follow-up. This preliminary report demonstrates the procedure’s short-term safety; future investigation is needed over the long term to determine its efficacy.

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