Scaphocephaly and Cranial Vault Reconstruction: Renier's 'H' Technique.

Pediatric neurosurgery

PubMedID: 25138584

Melo JR, Portella Junior CS, Lelis LC, Pires de Lima E. Scaphocephaly and Cranial Vault Reconstruction: Renier's 'H' Technique. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2014;.
Background: Resulting from an early fusion of the sagittal suture, scaphocephaly (SC) is the most frequent form of all craniosynostosis and represents 40-60% of all cases. The scope of this study is to describe the first series of Renier's 'H' technique to be applied in children with SC outside of France. Methods: A consecutive review is made of the medical records of children hospitalized in the last 6 years (between March 2007 and March 2013) with isolated SC in whom Renier's 'H' technique was performed. Results: Thirteen children met the criteria for inclusion in the study. Considering medical evaluation and parental satisfaction, the evaluation of postsurgical cranial reconstruction was classified as satisfactory in all cases. Conclusions: We consider the Renier's H technique to be effective in the cranial reshaping of children with isolated SC, with satisfactory esthetic postsurgical results. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.