Craniosynostosis: a Surgeon's View
Feb 23, 2015 | ARTICLES > Gale Scott
Genetics may hold the key to a disfiguring and disabling --but surgically treatable—set of birth anomalies, a condition known as craniosynostosis.
The chief of pediatric plastic surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, David Staffenberg, MD said craniosynostosis, a problem in which the bones of a newborn’s skull fuse prematurely, appears to usually be related to a spontaneous mutation. The condition occurs in 1 of every 2,000 births, he sai