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Bicoronal Synostosis – (BRACHYCEPHALY)

 
Bicoronal suture fusion results in a flat retruded forehead with increased height to the skull. This condition is also called brachycephaly due to the short anteroposterior diameter. As a result of this shortening there is a compensatory bulging or width of the skull. The brow is usually recessed and elevated with the deformity being symmetric. This may occur as an isolated occurrence or part of a more complex syndrome with facial retrusion such as Apert’s or Crouzon’s.

Surgical treatment consists of extended bicoronal craniectomies with reconstruction of the forehead.The supraorbital bar or brow is reshaped and advanced forward with the forehead. The reconstructed forehead and brow are rigidly fixed to the nose and lateral orbits with microplates. If there is excessive height to the skull then total calvarial remodeling is also performed, decreasing the height of the skull.

The incidence of bicoronal synostosis or brachycephaly is between 10-20% in most series of craniosynostosis.
 
 
Surgery stories
    

Cameron Rondi
Cameron Mark Rondi was born on the 10th of March at Olivedale Hospital. When he was born he was diagnosed with Craniosynosis, it was picked up at birth as he was born with facial distortion ...

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Blake Campbell
Blakes surgery day was 4 April 2006...

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Azia-lynn
(not so) little Azia-lynn is born 1 week early (on her original due date!) 8lb 15oz and 21 inches...

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Tiaan Heyns
Tiaan was diagnosed with Sagittal Synostosis at six weeks of age.

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Chris-Lee - Our Miracle Child
In January 2007 after several tests and treatment – I was told that I will not be able to have children. 

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Claire Badden

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