What is Complex Craniosynostosis
While there are several types of craniosynostosis, most of the cases that we treat only involve the fusion of a single cranial suture (the fibrous elements between the various boney plates).
However, in some cases, multiple sutures will fuse prematurely in the skull. When this happens, it is called “complex craniosynostosis,” and it must be treated differently than the other four types of cranial suture fusion.
Complex craniosynostosis is a rare condition, and it is often linked to some type of underlying genetic syndrome. If this goes untreated, it can lead to several different medical complications, and babies who are experiencing this condition – especially when it is related to one of those genetic syndromes – may also experience increased pressure inside the skull as the brain continues to grow and develop.
How We Treat Complex Craniosynostosis
Because this condition is very rare, and since it involves more than a single cranial suture, there are some treatment challenges. It will also likely require multiple operations and ongoing checkups and observations.
The Cleft & Craniofacial Institute of Utah is committed to providing the best care possible for your children. Contact us today to learn more about your options for a complex situation.