Harvey Cushing's experience with cranial deformity

Cormac O. Maher, Steven R. Buchman, Edward O'Hara, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Surgery for cranial deformity was associated with significant surgical morbidity during the early part of the 20th century. For this reason, Harvey Cushing was initially not in favor of surgical treatment of craniosynostosis. Later in his career, Cushing began to operate on these children, although it never became a major focus of his practice. Several examples of his patients with cranial deformity are presented, and his limited role in the development of this field is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


  • Cranial deformity
  • Harvey cushing
  • History of craniosynostosis
  • History of neurosurgery
  • Surgical correction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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