Distractive configuration transformation in plagiocephaly

Takuya Fujimoto*, Keisuke Imai, Akira Yamada, Takeru Nomachi, Miki Fujii, Shinnosuke Miyamoto, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Shouhei Kitano

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Distraction is quite useful in selected cases of craniosynostosis, and satisfactory results have been reported. However, there are few reports of distraction being employed in cases of Plagiocephaly. We present an assessment of distractive plagiocephaly using 3D-solid models. Four patients with plagiocephaly underwent fronto-orbital advancement and reshaping assisted by gradual distraction. Pre- and postoperative evaluations were made using 3D-solid models. With the measurement of three fixed regions (forehead, skull base and orbit), all of the cases showed good results. Further, after the distraction was finished, we found a tendency toward improvement in the end configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-684
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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