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ABSTRACT: While raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is a well recognized complication affecting children with syndromic craniosynostosis, certain percentage of the patients with non-syndromic craniosynostosis may have some problems related to increased ICP, such as developmental delay or visual problem. However, it is still not clear how many percent of and/or which types of craniosynostosis patients suffer from those symptoms, especially in older patients.
The aim of this study was to examine the ICP of older children with mild form of craniosynostosis to determine if any of them should be surgically treated.
We measured ICP before making the decision for surgical intervention.
Twenty-five of thirty-six patients had raised ICP in our series.
All of the 25 patients were treated surgically and followed-up after more than 1 year. All patients improved in some degree. Further investigations should be performed to determine what is the threshold for raised ICP in children.
Child s Nervous System 01/2008; 23(12):1455-9. · 1.24 Impact Factor