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The aesthetic outcome of surgical correction for sagittal synostosis can be reliably scored by a novel method of preoperative and postoperative visual assessment.

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BACKGROUND: Aims of surgical correction for isolated sagittal synostosis are functional and aesthetic. Multiple surgical techniques exist; however, reliable assessment of aesthetic outcome is poorly documented, limiting direct comparisons. The pinched appearance of the temporal regions is particularly challenging to correct. A visual analogue scale was designed to grade skull shape in patients who had total or subtotal calvarial remodeling for isolated sagittal synostosis. METHODS: Twenty-two...

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Bendon, CL More by this author
Johnson, HP More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Johnson, D More by this author
Journal:
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume:
134
Issue:
5
Pages:
775e-786e
Publication date:
2014-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1529-4242
ISSN:
0032-1052
URN:
uuid:9844d8d9-eba2-4cd9-85b2-05fdd9bb1eee
Source identifiers:
488302
Local pid:
pubs:488302
Language:
English

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