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Doctors for Craniosynostosis in mattoor, Kochi
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It is a birth defect in which on or more of the joints between the bones of your baby's skull close prematurely, before your baby's brain is fully formed. Children born with Craniosynostosis have a distinct appearance, otherwise known as the phenotype. The feature of the phenotype is determined by which particular suture is closed. The fusion of this suture causes a certain change in the shape of the skull; a deformity of the skull. The signs include: 1. A misshapen skull, with the shape of depending on which of the cranial sutures is affected 2. An abnormal feeling or disappearing ""soft spot"" on your baby's skull 3. Slow or no growth of the head as your baby grows 4. Development of a raised, hard ridge along affected sutures 5. Increased pressure within the skull (Intracranial pressure)
HOW IS CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Paediatricians may conduct a physical examination of the baby’s head for abnormalities like suture ridges or abnormal shape of the face. Orthopedician may order for X-ray, or CT scans to measure the sutures. If the doctor suspects a genetic syndrome, he or she may order for genetic testing
HOW IS CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS TREATED?
Treatment involves an orthopaedicssurgery that will help in creating a space in the skull bones in order to allow the brain to grow. In most cases, a neurosurgeon and a plastic surgeon will work together in these kind of surgeries.