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Calvarial growth after linear craniectomy in scaphocephaly as evaluated by X-ray stereophotogrammetry.

Authors
  • Alberius, P
  • Brandt, L
  • Selvik, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1987
Volume
15
Issue
1
Pages
2–9
Identifiers
PMID: 3470311
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An roentgen stereophotogrammetric system for the evaluation of skeletal adjustments following corrective surgery in craniosynostosis is described. Four illustrative cases of scaphocephaly, all treated with midline linear craniectomy, with uneventful postoperative follow-up periods of more than 4 years, are reported. The postoperative development, as evaluated by volumetric and kinematic analyses, was uniform but still rich in individual and local growth variations. This study confirms that roentgen stereometry ( = exact measurements from stereoradiographs), being an accurate and objective method, adds greatly to previous methods of postoperative assessment in craniofacial skeletal disorders.

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