Craniosynostosis Surgery in Pune
Craniosynostosis is a birth disorder in which the bones of the skull close prematurely before an infant’s brain has grown to its full size. The result is that one or more sections of the skull are fused into a solid mass and cannot grow to accommodate the person’s developing brain. It can occur as either sporadic or syndromic, with various causes and presentations. Craniosynostosis leads to pressure on the brain, vision problems, and hearing loss.
What are the types of craniosynostosis?
The three main types of craniosynostosis are as follows:
Coronal: Coronal craniosynostosis is the most common and typically occurs in children under three years of age.
Sagittal: Sagittal craniosynostosis can occur at any age, but it’s uncommon for adults to have this type.
Lambdoid: Lambdoid craniosynostosis is the rarest and typically occurs in children under three years of age.
What are the symptoms of craniosynostosis?
Craniosynostosis in Pune is often diagnosed during infancy with symptoms such as:
- An abnormally large head size
- An unusual shape of the skull (often resembling a cone or square)
- Visible ridges on the forehead
- Facial asymmetry
- Brain malformations.
How is craniosynostosis diagnosed?
Craniosynostosis is diagnosed by taking x-rays of the skull. It can be done right after birth or sometime during childhood. The doctor will look for telltale signs that the skull is fused. A CT scan might also be recommended, but this isn’t always necessary.
Treatment for Craniosynostosis
Depending on the type of symptoms of the patient, and the severity of the condition, Crainosynostosis in Pune is treated by either helmet therapy or surgery.
A cranial helmet is a medical device that can be used to treat craniosynostosis. The procedure involves the use of a specially shaped helmet. The helmet therapy is used to help release this pressure by applying a gentle force that will alleviate the symptoms of craniosynostosis.
Surgery is done to reduce the pressure on the brain and help improve neurological functioning. There are two types of surgeries that can be performed to treat craniosynostosis.
Traditional open surgery
Traditional open surgery for craniosynostosis involves several procedures, the most common being a craniotomy. In this technique, an incision is made to expose the skull and brain. In cases where excess bone growth has caused the skull to become distorted, a cranioplasty is performed to reshape it. The surgeon will then release pressure on the brain by cutting through tissue or bones until the pressure is relieved.
Minimally invasive surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is a much less traumatic and more rapid form of surgical treatment for craniosynostosis. It allows the surgeon to remove any abnormal growths or physical obstacles without the need for a full craniotomy. The procedure, performed under general anaesthesia, involves making two small incisions in the scalp and removing any abnormal growths or physical obstacles.
Why Choose Dr. Amit Mulay for treating Craniosynostosis in Pune?
Dr. Amit Mulay is an expert in cranial surgery with many years of experience and training from different universities across the world. He has treated many children with craniosynostosis and helped them achieve a healthy, normal life. He is the only doctor who offers three different treatments for craniosynostosis in Pune.