Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2017 , Vol 27 , Num 3
Complications in Craniosynostosis Surgery
1Medipol Üniversitesi Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye The term of craniosynostosis belongs to premature closure of one or more cranial sutures. Some authors state that this premature closure and abnormal growth can affect the developing brain tissue. Although this condition can only lead to cosmetic problems, it can cause more serious problems in some syndromic cases. Craniosynostosis is a rare disorder and is usually seen as singlesuture synostosis. Treatment options are open and endoscopic surgical techniques. Open surgical techniques include a range of simple suturectomy to extensive total calvarial remodeling surgeries. In infant or child age, both the anesthesia and surgery stages need more attention and care. Bleeding is the most prominent complication and minimal blood loss can also cause more serious complications in the infant age group. The other complications are infections, hypothermia, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula, intracranial injury, venous injury, seizure, air embolism, non-closure of cranial bone defect and undesirable cosmetic and functional results. Anahtar Kelimeler : Surgery, Complication, Craniosynostosis