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Pseudoclosure of anterior fontanelle by wormian bone in isolated sagittal craniosynostosis.
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2006; 42(3):135-7.PN

Abstract

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Although syndromic craniosynostosis is one of the causes for early closure of the anterior fontanelle, there is no literature on the incidence and causes of fontanelle closure in isolated single-suture craniosynostosis. The objective of this study was to review the incidence of fontanelle closure by a wormian bone in isolated, nonsyndromic sagittal craniosynostosis.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Intraoperative records of 100 consecutive children under 1 year of age, operated for isolated sagittal synostosis over a 14-year period (1987- 2000), were reviewed to identify the presence of a wormian bone closing the anterior fontanelle.

RESULTS

The median age at surgery was 4.2 months with a range of 1.9-11.7 months. Intraoperatively, a wormian bone was seen replacing the anterior fontanelle in 4 cases giving an incidence of 4%.

CONCLUSIONS

A wormian bone can occupy the anterior fontanelle in children with isolated sagittal craniosynostosis giving the appearance of a 'closed fontanelle'.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia's Children's Hospital, Children's and Women's Health Centre, Vancouver, Canada.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16636612

Citation

Agrawal, Deepak, et al. "Pseudoclosure of Anterior Fontanelle By Wormian Bone in Isolated Sagittal Craniosynostosis." Pediatric Neurosurgery, vol. 42, no. 3, 2006, pp. 135-7.
Agrawal D, Steinbok P, Cochrane DD. Pseudoclosure of anterior fontanelle by wormian bone in isolated sagittal craniosynostosis. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2006;42(3):135-7.
Agrawal, D., Steinbok, P., & Cochrane, D. D. (2006). Pseudoclosure of anterior fontanelle by wormian bone in isolated sagittal craniosynostosis. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 42(3), 135-7.
Agrawal D, Steinbok P, Cochrane DD. Pseudoclosure of Anterior Fontanelle By Wormian Bone in Isolated Sagittal Craniosynostosis. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2006;42(3):135-7. PubMed PMID: 16636612.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pseudoclosure of anterior fontanelle by wormian bone in isolated sagittal craniosynostosis. AU - Agrawal,Deepak, AU - Steinbok,Paul, AU - Cochrane,D Douglas, PY - 2005/04/12/received PY - 2005/08/08/accepted PY - 2006/4/26/pubmed PY - 2006/10/5/medline PY - 2006/4/26/entrez SP - 135 EP - 7 JF - Pediatric neurosurgery JO - Pediatr Neurosurg VL - 42 IS - 3 N2 - AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Although syndromic craniosynostosis is one of the causes for early closure of the anterior fontanelle, there is no literature on the incidence and causes of fontanelle closure in isolated single-suture craniosynostosis. The objective of this study was to review the incidence of fontanelle closure by a wormian bone in isolated, nonsyndromic sagittal craniosynostosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intraoperative records of 100 consecutive children under 1 year of age, operated for isolated sagittal synostosis over a 14-year period (1987- 2000), were reviewed to identify the presence of a wormian bone closing the anterior fontanelle. RESULTS: The median age at surgery was 4.2 months with a range of 1.9-11.7 months. Intraoperatively, a wormian bone was seen replacing the anterior fontanelle in 4 cases giving an incidence of 4%. CONCLUSIONS: A wormian bone can occupy the anterior fontanelle in children with isolated sagittal craniosynostosis giving the appearance of a 'closed fontanelle'. SN - 1016-2291 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16636612/Pseudoclosure_of_anterior_fontanelle_by_wormian_bone_in_isolated_sagittal_craniosynostosis_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000091854 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -