Monobloc craniomaxillofacial distraction osteogenesis in a newborn with severe craniofacial synostosis: A preliminary report

John W. Polley, Alvaro A. Figueroa, Fady T. Charbel, Richard Berkowitz, David Reisberg, Mimis Cohen

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Severe craniofacial synostosis can be a devastating problem for a newborn infant. Reasons for early surgical intervention include cranial stenosis, hydrocephalus, inadequate globe and corneal protection, compromised airway patency, and feeding problems. In this preliminary report, we describe the management of severe craniofacial synostosis in a newborn infant by means of cranial and midfacial distraction osteogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-423
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1995



  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Monobloc osteotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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