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Endoscopic assisted craniosynostosis surgery experience from South-East Asia

Published:August 25, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2020.08.066
      We wish to highlight our experience of the endoscopic assisted craniosynostosis technique in the context of a developing healthcare system. In developing countries, internet penetration is increasing and parents are using the internet to research latest technical advances to seek treatment early. Jimenez and Barone's initially described
      • Jimenez D.F.
      • McGinity M.J.
      • Barone C.M
      Endoscopy-assisted early correction of Single-suture metopic craniosynostosis: a 19-year experience.
      the minimally invasive endoscopic technique in non-syndromic craniosynostosis. The senior authors (DM and SG) introduced the endoscopic technique for the first time in India in 2015.
      • Mendonca D.A.
      • Ramamurthy V.
      • Gopal S.
      • Gujjalanavar R.S.
      Endoscopic assisted craniosynostosis surgery: first case series in India.
      In the Indian population, the most common sutures involved are anterior (metopic, coronal), rather than sagittal, as seen in the West.
      • Sharma R.K.
      Craniosynostosis.
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