Peninsula shaped craniectomy for delayed holocalvarial synostosis

ERDİNÇLER P. , Yasar M., Bulent K., Nejat C., Ali C., Sarioglu C., ...More

Turkish Neurosurgery, vol.8, pp.82-86, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Neurosurgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-86


Delayed holocalvarial synostosis is an uncommon form of craniosynostosis. We report in this article two children with delayed holocalvarial synostosis. Neurological examination was normal but skull X- rays showed diffuse digital impressio and synostosis of all calvarial sutures in both patients. The patients were operated with a modified pi craniectomy technique which relaxes entire calvarium in coronal, axial and sagittal plans. Control X-rays after surgery showed relief of digital impressio in both patients.