Hybrid surgery for scaphocephaly with distraction osteogenesis using skull expanders: technical note
Child's Nervous System, 08/17/2012
Morota N et al. – An advantage of the procedure is that maximum skull expansion is possible with minimum regression after distraction osteogenesis in the long term. Limited craniotomy enables limited blood loss. The skin trouble caused by stretching can be avoided. No postoperative helmet is required. A disadvantage is that the procedure leaves a foreign body on the skull for several months and requires additional surgery for removal.