The timing and method of surgical intervention for patients with complex craniosynostosis still remain controversial issues. There are several unsolved problems, which make these issues complicated. These include: 1) Neither physical nor radiological signs have been shown to reliably reflect moderate elevations in intracranial pressure (ICP) in the infant age group, 2) the correlation between elevated ICP and decreased mental functioning has not been well established, 3) the influence of craniosynostosis on other functional aspects such as visual acuity has not been well elucidated, and so on. Regarding these problems, we reviewed previous reports and presented our own views.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Jan 1|
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