Craniofacial Distraction Osteogenesis

Aug 26, 2017 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Craniofacial Distraction Osteogenesis

Distraction osteogenesis (DO) may be the most versatile tool to become available to the craniofacial surgeon in recent years. It can be used in an ever-expanding register of clinical scenarios…

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Soft Tissue Trauma and Scar Revision

Aug 26, 2017 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Soft Tissue Trauma and Scar Revision

Numerous techniques and treatments have been described for scar revision, with most studies focusing on the adult population. A comprehensive review of the literature reveals a paucity of references related…

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Microtia Reconstruction

Aug 26, 2017 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Microtia Reconstruction

Microtia represents a spectrum of maldevelopment of the external ear. Reconstructive techniques may utilize an autogenous rib cartilage framework and require 2–4 stages; alternatively, an alloplastic framework can be used…

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Pediatric Esthetic Otoplasty

Aug 26, 2017 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Pediatric Esthetic Otoplasty

Pediatric otoplasty is generally considered to be a “simple” procedure, but an astute surgeon recognizes the challenges of this operation and is mindful of the degree of detail involved in…

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Surgical Speech Disorders

Aug 26, 2017 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Surgical Speech Disorders

Most speech disorders of childhood are treated with speech therapy. However, two conditions, ankyloglossia and velopharyngeal dysfunction, may be amenable to surgical intervention. It is important for surgeons to work…

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Starting a Cleft Team

Aug 26, 2017 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Starting a Cleft Team

Facial plastic surgeons have a comprehensive understanding of the challenges that patients with cleft lip and palate encounter in form and function. Because there are areas in the United States…

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Cleft Lip and Palate

Aug 26, 2017 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip with or without cleft palate is the most common congenital malformation of the head and neck. Orofacial clefting could significantly affect the quality of life of the child…

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Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Trauma

Aug 26, 2017 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Trauma

Trauma is a leading cause of death in children. The pediatric facial skeleton goes through progressive development and major changes, including change in the size ratio of the cranium to…

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Craniofacial Anomalies

Aug 26, 2017 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Craniofacial Anomalies

Craniosynostosis, in which 1 or more cranial sutures prematurely fuse, is associated with diverse environmental and genetic factors. Whereas isolated single-suture synostosis is usually sporadic and nonfamilial, FGFR mutations account…

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